Seth Horstmeyer

Seth Horstmeyer

  • Director
  • Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Seth Horstmeyer is a director with the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project and oversees efforts to create large, highly protected marine reserves, focusing on projects in Australia, Chile's Easter Island, New Zealand, and Palau.

Horstmeyer joined Pew in 2008 and has assumed many roles on the environment team. He directed the initiative to reform industrial animal agriculture. Before that, he was a senior officer responsible for overseeing domestic field operations and advocacy in more than 30 states. During that time, he also directed Pew’s Law of the Sea project. In that position, he worked with American businesses and national security interests to create the American sovereignty campaign to encourage the U.S. Senate to approve an international treaty governing activities on the high seas.

Before coming to Pew, Horstmeyer spent more than six years with the National Environmental Trust.  Prior to that, he worked for the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international nonprofit organization that investigates and exposes environmental offenses.

Horstmeyer holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Miami University in Ohio.

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