The ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum has appointed a new chairman.
Tom Pollack, 51, of Dana Point is taking over leadership of the board of trustees from James D. Reed, the museum announced in a news release. Pollack had been the board's secretary, according to the museum's website.
From 2001-07, Pollack was chief executive and founder of the TP52 Class of grand prix racing sailboats. He has also been in the institutional bond business for 27 years.