Joshua S. Reichert

Executive Vice President, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joshua Reichert heads the Pew Environment Group, which focuses on the problems of climate change, the preservation of large intact wilderness ecosystems and the protection of the global marine environment.

Before joining Pew in 1990, Reichert held various positions with government and nongovernmental entities, serving as executive director of the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C.; vice president for conservation at Conservation International; regional representative of the Inter-American Foundation, a public corporation that assists urban and rural poor in Latin America and the Caribbean; and special assistant to the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Reichert is the chief architect and founder of various environmental entities, including Oceana, the National Environmental Trust, SeaWeb, Earth Force, the Ocean Law Project, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Clear the Air, the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, the Ocean Wildlife Campaign and the Pew Oceans Commission.

Additionally, he has written more than 60 publications and co-produced films on the plight of fisheries and marine ecosystems. His writings have appeared in more than 100 newspapers throughout the United States, and he has been a guest on ABC’s “World News,” PBS’ “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” Fox News, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and American Public Media’s ”Marketplace.”

Reichert holds an undergraduate degree in applied behavioral sciences from the University of California, Davis, and master’s and doctoral degrees in social anthropology from Princeton University.



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