Managing Partner, Black Point Group LP and Co-Chair Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative
David Shaw has been a leader in building more than a dozen technology companies, and has extensive public service experience. His environmental conservation work has included chair of the Sargasso Sea Alliance, trustee of the National Park Foundation, founder of Second Century Stewardship and co-chair of the Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative. Shaw has served as Treasurer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, chair of The Jackson Laboratory, a director of Maine Medical Center, Curiosity Stream, Hurricane Island Outward Bound, US-Israel Science Commission, a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Explorers Club, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, YPO, and other organizations.
He was named honoree of the New York Restoration Fund in 2017, Wave Maker in 2016, Teddy Roosevelt Society 2016, International SeaKeeper in 2013, and is the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees. Shaw is an accomplished scuba diver and film maker, residing in Maine and NYC with three children and 11 grandchildren.