Many successful, career-driven individuals tend to be attracted to other successful, career-driven individuals. Some work in the same field. Others, not so much. Such is the case with the Lockharts of Newton, Massachusetts.

Keith Lockhart makes music. His wife, Emiley Zaleski Lockhart, has her eyes on the ocean. The only thing they have in common professionally is that they both work in Boston.

In March 2023, New England Aquarium announced that Emily Zaleski Lockhart would serve as the inaugural head of the BalanceBlue Lab as Associate Vice President of Ocean Sustainability, Technology and Innovation.

The BalanceBlue Lab will apply research on marine animals and ocean conservation to areas such as fishing, farming, offshore wind and coastal resiliency.

Keith Lockhart is in his 29th year as conductor of the Boston Pops, with over 2,000 performances, 45 national tours to more than 150 cities, and at least four international tours.

Born November 7, 1959, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Keith Alan Lockhart was raised in Wappingers Falls, New York, a product of the public school system.

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Lockhart received two degrees from Furman University and a master's from Carnegie Mellon University. He has conducted almost every major orchestra in North America and many others worldwide.

Married three times, Lockhart wed his current wife, Emiley, in 2007 in Boston. The couple met at a restaurant in Boston in 2005.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Boston College, Emiley Zaleski Lockhart, born in 1977, is described on the aquarium website as "an attorney and business leader with experience in the blue economy and ocean-related sustainable development."

Lockhart also served as deputy general counsel and secretary for the aquarium from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and as general counsel and policy director for the chair of steering and policy in the Massachusetts State Senate.

In addition to their home in Newton, the Lockharts own Cape Cod property.

I wonder what they talk about?

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