Shelly Petten

Shelly Petten, who has over 17 years’ experience in the ocean technology sector from both private industry and the public sector, will assume the position of Executive Director effective December 18, 2023. 

Prior to joining Oceans Advance, Shelly was a Sales Manager with Kraken Robotics and held previous roles as Marketing & Communications Manager with Kraken as well as with PanGeo Subsea. Throughout her career with industry and as an Economic Development Officer with the government of Newfoundland & Labrador, Shelly has fostered many professional relationships with partners throughout the province, country and the world and she is eager to continue to use those relationships to not only support the growth of the ocean technology sector in Newfoundland & Labrador, but also to position the province as the leader in this sector for technology development and ocean technology capacity.