People

The Project

GMTO Corporation carries out the development and operation of the Giant Magellan Telescope facility on behalf of a consortium of academic and research institutions.

We employ about 100 people at GMTO. Our staff at the Pasadena HQ primarily comprises our engineering team along with a corporate office including HR, Finance and other support. We have around 15 staff in Chile. Our engineers and staff come from all over the world – from Australia to Chile to China to India to Spain, and we have experience with other observatories and telescope projects including ALMA, CTIO, ESO, GTC, Gemini, Keck, LBT, LIGO, LSST, Magellan and Palomar, as well as with industry including Jacobs Engineering, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and NASA.

Leadership & Points of Contact

Robert Shelton, President
Rebecca Bernstein, Project Scientist
Jennifer Eccles, Vice President for Development
James Fanson, Project Manager
Alan Gordon, Chief Financial Officer
Sara Lee Keller, General Counsel
Miguel Roth, Representative in Chile

To contact a staff member, please send an email to info@gmto.org.
Internal only: please see the Human Resources folder on Docushare for a full staff listing.

Board of Directors

Chair: Walter Massey, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Emeritus
Vice-Chair: Taft Armandroff, The University of Texas at Austin
Charles Alcock, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Wayne Alexander, SBC Southwestern Bell, Retired
Timothy Doyle, Carnegie Institution for Science
Daniel Eisenstein, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Buell Jannuzi, The University of Arizona
Anne-Marie Lansdown, Universities Australia
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, University of São Paulo
John Mulchaey, Carnegie Institution for Science
Byeong-Gon Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Sung Hyun Park, Seoul National University
Nigel Poole, University of New South Wales
Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona
Jerry Strawser, Texas A&M University

Chris Tinney, University of New South Wales

Science Advisory Committee

Chair: Dennis Zaritsky, University of Arizona
Co-Chair: Rebecca Bernstein, GMT
Daniel Apai, The University of Arizona
Edo Berger, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Robert Blum, NSF’s NOIRLab/Vera C. Rubin Observatory
Brendan Bowler, The University of Texas at Austin
Daniel Fabricant, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Mike Gladders, The University of Chicago
Jenny Greene, Princeton, Community Representative
Narae Hwang, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Board Liaison
Drew Newman, Carnegie Institution for Science
Roderik Overzier, Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro
Casey Papovich, Texas A&M University
Christian Reichardt, University of Melbourne
Rob Sharp, Australian National University
Rob Simcoe, MIT, Community Representative
Chris Tinney, University of New South Wales, Board Liaison

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

Steward Observatory Director:
Buell Jannuzi

SO Associate Director:
Jeffrey Kingsley

Director:
J. Roger P. Angel

RFC Mirror Lab Manager:
Stuart Weinberger

GMT Project Manager at RFCML:
Tom McMahon

Please visit the University of Arizona’s Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab personnel page for a full staff listing.