Edmund C. Toomey is President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, he leads the Aquarium in implementing the institutional mission to present, promote and protect the world of water. The Aquarium is a recognized leader in exhibit development, community-based educational programming, and international conservation and research projects. An accomplished and respected administrator, Mr. Toomey spent 15 years at the University of Massachusetts Boston, most recently in the position of Associate Chancellor. Prior to that he served as Vice President at the Boston Committee, Inc. He has held leadership positions at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, the Abbey School in Canon City, Colorado, St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Toomey serves on numerous civic and non-profit advisory boards. A South Boston native, Mr. Toomey is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College and was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow at St. Louis University where he was a candidate for a Ph.D. in philosophy.