Holly Binns

Holly Binns

  • Director
  • U.S. Ocean Conservation, Southeast,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Florida


Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. South Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Caribbean. This work aims to ensure sustainable fishing and robust marine food webs; protect important habitats such as deep-sea corals and fish spawning sites; and safeguard marine resources for the benefit of coastal communities, fishermen, seafood eaters, divers, boaters, and others, as well as for future generations.

Before joining Pew, Binns was Environment Florida’s field director and coordinated policy development, research, and legislative advocacy. During her eight years in that post, she designed and directed numerous successful conservation campaigns, including efforts that halted construction of seven coal-fired power plants in the state. Binns also ran citizen outreach campaigns, served as a legislative aide in Georgia, and is the former co-chair of the Florida Climate Alliance. She serves on the board of directors for the Environment Florida Research & Policy Center.

Binns is a sixth-generation Floridian who earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University.

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