This month, we’re celebrating our fearless leader, Captain Bruce Heyman, as he marks 10 years at the helm of LAMI as of December 2023!

One of our community partners, Olga Chavez of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, put it quite well when she joined us in “celebrating Captain Bruce’s incredible 10-year journey steering the Los Angeles Maritime Institute! Your unwavering dedication, visionary leadership, and boundless passion for sailing education has left an indelible mark on countless young minds. Thank you for igniting the curiosity and love for maritime adventures among the next generation!”

There’s so much to say about him, but we’re simply going to let his words speak for themself:

  • You can read his year-end update and learn about the impact you helped us make in our 30th year in his year-end update!
  • You can learn how we’ve continued to fulfill our mission, as he looks back at 10 years with LAMI in his Summer 2023 update.
  • If you’d like to learn more about Captain Bruce’s background and leadership roles, among other details, you can read his bio here.
Celebrating Captain Bruce Heyman's 10 years at the helm

You can also celebrate with us by making a year-end donation to LAMI in honor of Bruce’s 10-year anniversary. By doing so, you’ll be helping him continue to do something he is passionate about… using his experiences on the sea and on land to help today’s youth understand the importance of STEM, while encouraging them to have happy and productive lives.