WHO WE ARE

AltaSea Leadership

Founding Executive Director

Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe

Chief Executive Officer and AltaSea Board Trustee

Timothy B. McOsker

Founding Executive Director

Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe

Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe is the founding executive director of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. A California native, raised on the shores of San Francisco Bay and now based in San Pedro, Krusoe has a national reputation as a nonprofit executive with expertise in public private partnerships and financially sustainable strategic planning. She has been a member of AltaSea’s leadership team since the innovative ocean sustainability and marine science campus was first conceived. Skilled at stabilizing and restoring financial viability to a wide array of NGOs, she has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the ocean through foundation, corporate and government grants for environmental and ocean-focused institutions, arts organizations, charter schools, and human-service agencies. For the past 10 years, Krusoe has focused her work on developing a global network to support the future ocean-based economy, mariculture and blue technology. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has served on numerous advisory groups, including USC Sea Grant, The Blue Action Lab, Alliance for SoCal Innovation, and the Pacific Aquaculture Center of Excellence.  Krusoe is this year’s recipient of the City of STEM Icon Award for her work in developing pathways to well-paying careers in the blue economy.

Krusoe is the recipient of the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, one of the city’s highest mayoral honors. She is a graduate of Harvard University and completed a fellowship in nonprofit management at the Stanford University School of Business.

Chief Executive Officer and AltaSea Board Trustee

Timothy B. McOsker

Timothy B. McOsker is a lifelong San Pedro resident and an attorney with more than three decades of experience in government, regulatory, and land development matters. Tim has had a long history of serving the City of Los Angeles and the State of California in numerous leadership roles, including as Chief of Staff and Chief Deputy City Attorney for former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. Before serving in the City of Los Angeles, Tim served as city attorney to various Southern California jurisdictions.

Tim now serves as CEO of AltaSea, a public-private institute at the Port of Los Angeles that accelerates scientific collaboration, advances an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspires the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just, and equitable world. Prior to this leadership appointment in February 2018, Tim represented AltaSea in critical legal matters, including the lease renegotiation with the Port of Los Angeles. His deep experience in land development, environmental issues, permitting, municipal law, and contracts are crucial as AltaSea embarks on an ambitious next stage of expansion and development of its 35-acre campus.

Tim is currently serving on the boards of the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions Regional Advisory Board, Linc Housing (an affordable housing entity serving vulnerable communities), the Bridge Cities Alliance/PRIDE on the Port, and the Community Ministry Board of the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers (South Bay). He is the current President of the Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District and is the immediate past President of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and UCLA School of Law.

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