Virginia Aquarium names new chief operating officer
The city of Virginia Beach has promoted Caryl Thompson as chief operating officer of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
Thompson previously worked as vice president of marketing and public relations for the city-owned facility. A Virginia Beach municipal employee since 1992, she joined the city's Virginia Aquarium department in 2016.
“Caryl is a proven leader,” said Cynthia Spanoulis, president and CEO of the Virginia Aquarium, in a statement released Wednesday. “She has strong technical skills and great business insights, with the ability to understand and further our mission. … Our senior leadership team has never been stronger.”
Thompson holds a master's degree in human resource development and organizational development from George Washington University and earned her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University.