Manager, Operations & Maintenance and Marine Affairs

Captain John O’Keeffe serves as Manager, Operations & Maintenance and Marine Affairs.  John oversees the Operations & Maintenance for the Block Island Wind Farm and Marine Affairs for Deepwater Wind.

Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, John sailed worldwide for over a decade as a professional mariner, deck officer, teacher and captain. He worked for several organizations including Sea Education Association (S.E.A.) based in Woods Hole, MA and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) based in St George’s, Bermuda.

John currently holds a 1600 ton USCG Ocean Master’s license for sail & steam and earned his BS in Environmental Studies from Southern Vermont College and a graduate degree from University of Rhode Island’s Marine Affairs program. John is also an 8-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a sergeant in armored reconnaissance.

He enjoys baseball, football, sailing and rugby and is a PADI certified Rescue Diver.