George G. Bonner, P.E.
Director, North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program
Office: Room No. 316
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981
George Bonner serves as North Carolina’s Director of Renewable Ocean Energy leading research and development of marine energy solutions across the University of North Carolina system. Following retirement from a 30-year career in the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) in July 2019, Bonner returned home to the Outer Banks his new position at the Coastal Studies Institute.
Captain Bonner’s USCG career included command assignments as Commander, USCG Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center and Commanding Officer of USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center. Throughout his career, he has led strategic efforts to enhance infrastructure resiliency and sustainability while adapting to a changing climate. He is a North Carolina registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager.
Graduate Certificate, Coastal Engineering, 2007 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1995 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1989 United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT