Amy Kimball

Chief Operating Officer

Amy joined GMRI in 2021 following 15 years of leadership roles in Boston-based scientific research institutes. As COO, Amy oversees our Research, Education, and Community teams; our Climate Center; and our Finance & Administration team. She leads GMRI’s daily operations, strategic planning processes, and organization-wide efforts to foster an inclusive, respectful environment and a culture of excellence. In partnership with our management team, she facilitates strategic alignment and supports entrepreneurial approaches that address emerging opportunities and maximize our institutional impact.

Prior to joining GMRI, Amy served as CEO of the Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI), following prior BVARI roles as COO & Deputy Director and Director of Operations & Sponsored Programs, as well as Research Administration leadership roles at Tufts and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Amy’s role at GMRI represents an exciting pivot that builds on her passion for scientific research and education and realigns her work with her longstanding maritime interests. The health and sustainability of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, the resilience of our coastal communities, and climate change mitigation are of deep importance to her.

Amy earned her B.A. in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University Questrom School of Business, and M.B.A. from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.