Board Member at The Jackson Laboratory
Dr. Hewett serves as executive director of the Institute for Digital Engineering and Life Sciences--an organization working to create a new graduate school in Portland, Maine, that will focus narrowly on digital engineering and genomics/life sciences. Hewett recently retired as executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Since his arrival in 2004, he has overseen the launch of numerous research products and services; modernization of mouse production facilities; completion of new research laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine; and the relocation and expansion of the Laboratory’s California operation. Dr. Hewett conceived and led the development of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and secured the State of Connecticut’s agreement to provide $291 million and 17 acres of land for its establishment. Dr. Hewett is a member of The Jackson Laboratory’s Board of Trustees and also served as a founding board member of the New York Genome Center, the founding chair of the Ellsworth Business Development Corporation and the Consulting Executive Director of the Institute of Digital Engineering and Life Sciences in Portland, Maine. Prior to joining the Laboratory, as CEO of Atlantic Energy Partners and Neptune Regional Transmission System, Dr. Hewett successfully developed a $650 million underwater merchant D.C. electric transmission system connecting Long Island, N.Y., to New Jersey. At the same time, he also served as vice president and secretary to the Board of the Cianbro Companies. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Hewett served for three years as the chief operating officer of the Executive Branch of the state of Maine during Gov. Angus King's first term. He has held chief executive posts in the international pharmaceutical industry, in electric generation and in natural resource management, and has created companies and managed start-up projects in Asia, Europe and the United States. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in political economy from Williams College and holds M.F.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, where he was a member of Sigma Xi.
Source: The Jackson Laboratory on 09/26/2022
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