Office of the President

Eric D. Isaacs serves as president of the Carnegie Institution for Science. Appointed by the institution's board of trustees, he serves as the chief executive officer of the institution with the general charge of its administration and supervision. Ben Barbin serves as his Chief of Staff. 

John Mulchaey is the Science Deputy to the President with responsibility for enhancing scientific opportunities across the institution. Together he and Associate Science Deputy Anat Shahar oversee initiatives that increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the institution. 

Finance and Operations 

Michael Stambaugh is our Chief Investment Officer with responsibility for managing the Institution's endowment. 

Randy Stringer is the Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Tony DiGiorgio is the Associate Director of Information Technology.

General Counsel

Benjamin Aderson is the General Counsel and Secretary responsible for legal matters and governance.


Kristen Palumbo is the Interim Director of Development managing the institution's development efforts, as well as foundation relations. 

  • Milan Karol is the principle gifts officer and Lisa Harter is the major gifts officer. 


Karen Sodomick is the Chief Communications Officer

  • Natasha Metzler in the communications office and is responsible for periodical news releases, social media, and digital content. To request permissions to publish Carnegie images, multimedia material, or archival publications contact Maggie Drain.