Management Board

Representing the Five Coastal Mid-Atlantic States

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Management Board consists of one senior coastal manager or policy advisor from each of the five coastal Mid-Atlantic states with the position of Management Board Chair rotating among the states biennially.

The Board leads MARCO’s efforts to address regional ocean priorities of climate change adaptation, marine habitats, renewable energy, and water quality and coordinates associated activities and develops organizational policies.

Board Members


  Casey Nolan (Chair)

  Chesapeake and Coastal Service

  Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Kim Cole, MARCO Board Chair

Kimberly Cole 

Delaware Coastal Programs

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


   Kevin Hassell

   New Jersey Coastal

   Management Program

  New Jersey Department

  of Environmental



photo of Mike Snyder, NY DOS

Mike Snyder

New York Ocean and Lakes Program

New York Department of State


photo of Mike Snyder, NY DOS

Ryan Green

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

MARCO – MACO Chair Rotation

Date MARCO Chair State RPB States’ Lead MACO Chair State
2008 – Jan 2011 George Stafford NY N/A N/A
Jul 2011 – Jun 2013 Sarah Cooksey DE N/A N/A
Jul 2013 – Jun 2015 Gwynn Schultz MD Gwynn Schultz N/A MD
Jul 2015 – Jun 2017 Laura McKay VA Gwynn Schultz N/A MD
Jul 2017 – Jun 2019

Liz Semple

Kevin Hassell


Laura McKay

(until RPB was eliminated in 2018)

Laura McKay VA
Jul 2019 – Jun 2021 Kisha Santiago-Martinez NY Kevin Hassell NJ
Jul 2021 – Jun 2023 Kim Cole DE Mike Snyder NY
Jul 2023 – Jun 2025 MD DE
Jul 2025 – Jun 2027 VA MD
Jul 2027 – Jun 2029 NJ VA
Jul 2029 – Jun 2031 NY NJ