Charles E. Hewett, PhD
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The Jackson Laboratory
Chuck Hewett has served the Jackson Laboratory since 2004. During his tenure, he has overseen the launch of numerous research products and services, the modernization of mouse production facilities, completion of new research laboratories in Bar Harbor, and the relocation and expansion of the Lab’s California operation. Among other responsibilities, leading the Lab’s nonprofit research resources and services business, Hewett and his team have placed the Lab on the most solid financial footings of its 80+ year history. Surplus generated by the mouse and services business has approximately quintupled during this period while the Lab’s footprint on both coasts has nearly doubled. Prior to joining the Laboratory, as CEO of Atlantic Energy Partners, Hewett successfully developed a $650 million underwater electric transmission system connecting Long Island, NY, to New Jersey, which now provides almost one quarter of Long Island’s power. In the mid 1990s, Dr. Hewett served for three years as chief operating officer of the executive branch of the State of Maine under Governor Angus King. Earlier in his career, he held chief executive posts in international pharmaceuticals, electricity generation, and natural resource management. He has developed companies, facilities, and projects in Europe and Asia as well as in North America. Hewett holds a Phi Beta Kappa BA from Williams College and MFS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.