John Bullard is the President of the Board of the New Bedford Ocean Cluster. He retired in 2018 as Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries where he was responsible for the management of all living marine resources in federal waters from Maine to Cape Hatteras. John ran NOAA’s Office of Sustainable Development for the Clinton Administration in Washington after serving as Mayor of New Bedford from 1986-1992. Before that he worked for 12 years leading the effort to revitalize the waterfront historic district. John is on the Board of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Westport Planning Board and is a co-founder of The New Bedford Light. He has a degree from Harvard and advanced degrees from MIT.