Tom DudchikORG Institute for Exploration Title BIO Tom Dudchik's professional career has been a mix of politics, technology and environmental policy. Tom served as Deputy Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Environmental protection where he managed the natural resources of the State of Connecticut and the waters of Long Island Sound. As deputy chief of Staff to Connecticut governor Lowell Weicker, Tom helped to manage the affairs of the state and served as Chief Technology advisor to Governor Weicker. Following Tom's public service, he helped grow Information Architects, a Charlotte, North Carolina application integration company from zero revenues to 27 million, grew employees from ten to 330 and brought the company to the NASDAQ National Market.
Currently Tom works for Dr. Robert Ballard and the Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration. Tom is involved with bringing Dr. Ballard's expeditions, including an expedition to Titanic next summer, to Intenet2 community, as well as wiring up the 13 National Marine Sanctuaries to the Internet2 as part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's telepresence initiative.
Tom's a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, and has also served a member of the Connecticut General Assembly.