Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Lex Sant Joins Oceana’s Board of Directors


Ocean conservation group Oceana announced this week that Lex Sant has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Sant has been a trustee of the Summit Foundation since 1991. Since 2015, he has served as President of the Sant Foundation, an affiliated family foundation with a focus on investment strategies and grant-making. He has served on the executive committee of the board at the Trust for Public Land and previously at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He is also a past chair of Island Press.

Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless said:

“Lex brings to Oceana a wealth of knowledge and experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic spaces. Lex gets things done. His insight will help us continue to win critical victories for the oceans, our biggest ally in the fight against climate change.”

While Sam Waterston, Chair of Oceana’s Board of Directors, added:

“We are fortunate to have Lex join Oceana’s Board. His expertise and can-do attitude are a welcome addition to an already power roster of individuals whose commitment to ocean health and abundance inspires me every day.”

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.