Brian Walsh named new VP of Finance Planning and Analysis at New England Aquarium


BOSTON, MASS. (June 10, 2022) – The New England Aquarium is pleased to welcome Brian Walsh as Vice President of Finance Planning and Analysis.

He comes to the Aquarium with 30 years of financial management experience. Most recently, he was a finance executive at National Fire Protection Association, a non-profit organization based in Quincy, Mass., that is dedicated to eliminating injury, death, and financial losses due to fire and electrical related hazards. He has built his career on supporting mission-based non-profits with strategic business planning and financial acumen while championing the vision and mission of organizations.

“We are thrilled that Brian has joined our team,” said Vikki N. Spruill, President and CEO of the New England Aquarium. “He brings deep financial management and executive leadership experience at an important time for the Aquarium as we build back from two years of disrupted operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very grateful to have his expertise as we plan for the future.”

Throughout his career, Walsh has done financial modeling, forecasting, accounting operations, budget development, audit preparation, and business performance management. Working with executive leadership and corporate boards, he uses a data-driven approach to manage strategic financial planning to help shape corporate strategy. From the leadership side, he brings 20 years of experience leading teams as well as being part of organizational executive teams.

“As a life-long New Englander, it is a privilege to be working at the iconic New England Aquarium. I look forward to making my mark on this beloved cultural institution as we emerge from the pandemic,” Walsh said.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College and a Master of Business degree from Suffolk University. In his spare time, he enjoys long-distance runs as well as boot camp workouts. He has run four marathons and now rides a bike. He grew up in Needham, now lives in Roslindale, and is a Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.


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