Connie D. Delano
Ms. Delano began in the marine sciences cultivating quahog spat with Orleans Shellfish Dept. on Cape Cod. She was a Dock Monitor for Oregon Fish & Wildlife and Washington Fish & Game while earning her BS at OSU. Later, Ms. Delano became a Compliance Inspector for NMFS Foreign Fisheries Observer Program. She monitored aboard mackerel, tuna and squid fleets from Europe, Japan and the US inside the US EEZ. Ms. Delano is a USCG licensed captain, a PADI Divemaster, was taxonomist for environmental consulting firms, and collected benthic and pelagic key environmental indicators. In 1991, Ms. Delano became a NE Observer Program Data Editor for Manomet under a NMFS contract. Her position developed into Data Manager where she oversaw data editing of 11 commercial fisheries while supervising Observer data collection, developed the Observer data manual with NMFS, conducted Observer trainings, collaborated with NMFS IT staff on data entry software, attended USCG Safety Trainings, and organized Observer gear. As Technical Advisor for Manomet, she built a video database for Massachusetts DMF. Ms. Delano migrated into web-based programming and application integration for Suffolk University, while earning her MBA. In 2014, she became IT Project Manager for MRAG Americas, developing a detailed database to manage administration of the NE Fisheries Observer Program. Other projects Ms. Delano has developed for MRAG Americas are a PHP/MySQL mobile expenses website, a mobile app to timely collect logistics, a database to track ISSF Audit Policy resolutions, application integration, data warehousing policies, and financial data management. She has also been Technician for their Electronic Monitoring project funded by the Nature Conservancy through Archipelago Marine Research.