The Manomet Center welcomed three new trustees last month, including acclaimed MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel.


The board voted unanimously to appoint Emanuel, Manomet Councilor Dan Zibinskas who is a member of the investment committee at Beaumont Financial Partners and Tiffany Potter, an expert on eco-assets and the CEO of Streamline Consulting Group.


“Kerry is a world-renowned leader in the science of climate change, we are excited to have his expertise on our Board of Trustees as our program staff develops adaptation strategies,” said Manomet President John Hagan. “Dan has been a valuable councilor and an enthusiastic champion for conservation. It is great to see him join the Trustees. Tiffany brings so much experience with eco-system services and carbon markets, she’s already providing important insight for our work.”


In 2011, Emanuel’s paper Global Warming Effects on U.S. Hurricane Damage was published in the American Meteorological Society’s journal Weather Climate and Society. Emanuel is particularly well known for publishing a paper in 2005 – several weeks before Hurricane Katrina – that suggested climate change could increase hurricane intensity.


“I am excited to be joining the board of Manomet and hope to be able to contribute to their important work on climate change impacts,” Emanuel said.


Zibinskas joined Beaumont Financial Partners in Wellesley, MA, in 2011. Previously, he spent 10 years at BNY Mellon as a Senior Portfolio Manager and 7 years at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Zibinskas joined the Manomet Board of Councilors in 2009 and has served as a member of the Open Space Committee in his home of Duxbury, MA.


Potter has 18 years of experience in carbon markets, environmental law and policy, and forest science. She founded Washington, D.C.-based Streamline Consulting, which manages market information, communication and capacity building for entities that develop eco-assets. Potter was previously a vice-president at carbon credit firm Equator, a senior analyst for Point Carbon, a project director at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, a biologist for the National Park Service and biological technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska and Oregon.


All three new trustees were voted to three-year terms.


– Dave McGlinchey