National Marine Life Center
Board of Directors
John Pappalardo – President
John Pappalardo has spent his entire career working to protect the traditions of Cape Cod’s oldest industry and to create new opportunities for the next generation of fishermen. He has been the CEO of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance since 2010. Before that, he served for a decade as the organization’s Policy Director. Pappalardo was a member of the New England Fishery Management Council from 2002-2011.
Jon Hagenstein – Treasurer
Jon Hagenstein is a partner at Beacon Marine Construction LLC; a company that provides construction services on waterfront infrastructure such as docks, seawalls, and dredging as well as Beacon Crane & Rigging LLC, a mobile crane service provider. Jon grew up in Sandwich with a special love for being on the water. After attending college at the University of Colorado Boulder, he turned that love into a career with Jay Cashman, Inc an international heavy civil, marine, and dredging firm.
Eugene R. Curry – Clerk
Gene Curry is the principal of the Law Office of Eugene R. Curry. The firm provides corporate, regulatory, and intellectual property solutions to the business, arts, and non-profit communities and estate planning and administration services to individuals. His clients range from start-ups to multi-national corporations. Gene serves as on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and as General Counsel to the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. and Bourne Community Boating, Inc.
John Bullard has spent a career in public service, much of it focused on environmental protection. As Mayor of New Bedford from 1986-1992, he brought the City into compliance with the Clean Water Act by building a secondary wastewater treatment plant, a project that contributed to the health of Buzzards Bay and cost him his job.
Stephen G. Tom is an international satellite and broadband communications industry executive, whose later career led him into smart city development focused on improving commercial, public and social services, and local economic development.
Scott Vandersall is the current Vice President and Regional Manager for The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank in Orleans, MA. He has held this position since January of 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the business lending activities in the Lower and Outer Cape Cod Markets, managing a team of three other professionals serving our customers and communities.