COO Jesse Gilbert will replace while TSA interviews potential candidates.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas State Aquarium is looking for a new CEO. Tom Schmid is expected to leave the post on November 23. Chief Operating Officer Jesse Gilbert will replace him while TSA interviews potential candidates. Gilbert said the search for a new CEO will be national.
“The board appointed me interim CEO, then the board is going to do a national search to find a replacement for Tom. Big shoes to fill in, sorry to see him go. He left a incredible legacy to this institution but that’s the Columbus gain, ”said Gilbert.
Gilbert is in his 18th year at TSA and was COO for seven years, starting as a biologist there and eventually working directly under the CEO.
He hopes to be seen as the choice to officially replace Schmidt when he leaves next month.
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