Mary G. Jameson grew up in La Jolla, California. Daughter of aerospace executive Frank G. Jameson, Mary graduated from USC with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing and enjoyed a career in Executive Search with Staley and Associates and Commercial Real Estate with Alexander Haagen Development. Mary serves as a trustee and executor of the Carol E. Jameson College of Nurses Scholarship Fund at the Vellore Christian Medical College and Hospital in India. For the last twelve years, Mary has served on the Board of Glenair Inc. Which is a prime sub-contractor in the Interconnect Industry for both military and commercial aerospace. In 2013, Mary joined the Education Endowment Committee for the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This has led her to a greater focus on global awareness and, specifically, the protection and conservation of the marine environment.
Mary established the Mary G. Jameson Charitable Trust Foundation to help support organizations and groups dedicated to saving our oceans. Mary is a Board Trustee of The Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans which was established to continue Dr. Munk’s legacy through scientific research, education, exploration and ocean conservation. She has been a member Explorers Club, San Diego Chapter since 2016. Mary had the privilege of joining an Explorers Club flag expedition led by Dr. Walter Munk, Octavio Alburto and a team of marine researchers to Cabo Pulmo in the Gulf of California to study Mobula Munkiana. In 2016, she joined a marine research dive expedition to study coral reef habitat in Palmyra with Dr. Stuart Sandin, Jen Smith and several marine biologists from their research labs. In 2017, Mary participated again with Dr. Stuart Sandin’s team from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and OneReef on a coral reef research dive expedition to The Republic of Palau.
Mary sits on the Board of Directors for the Blue Latitudes Foundation which works at the intersection of industry and the ocean environment. Two important projects are converting oil platforms to reefs in the Gulf of Mexico due to their value as marine habitat and working with local fisherman in the Gulf of California to protect the habitat for the massive aggregations of Mobula Munkiana. Mary and her husband Larry W. Wangberg currently reside in La Jolla, CA and Sun Valley, ID. They actively support Higher Ground, The Word of Honor, and St. Luke’s Hospital.