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Pew is a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems. We actively promote strong conservation policies in the United States and internationally.

Joshua S. Reichert

Executive Vice President
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president at Pew, directing all of its environmental work, including efforts to preserve large intact wilderness ecosystems and protect the global marine environment.

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Holly Binns

Director, U.S. Oceans, Southeast
The Pew Charitable Trusts
hbinns@pewtrusts.org

Holly Binns joined Pew in 2008 as manager of efforts to protect ocean life and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea..

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Lee Crockett

Director, U.S. Oceans
The Pew Charitable Trusts
lcrockett@pewtrusts.org

Lee Crockett joined Pew in June 2007 as director of Federal Fisheries Policy. He leads Pew’s efforts to establish policies to end overfishing and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management in the United States under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the federal law that governs ocean fish management.

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Phyllis Cuttino

Director, Clean Energy
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Phyllis Cuttino is director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation. Pew advocates for national energy policies that enhance industrial energy efficiency, expand energy research and development and deploy advanced transportation and renewable technologies.

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Jane Danowitz

Senior Officer, Environment
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jane Danowitz joined Pew in 2002 as a senior officer responsible for the U.S. public lands protection program, which seeks to preserve America’s wilderness areas and undeveloped national forests through federal legislation and regulations.

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Alistair Gammell

Director, Global Ocean Legacy,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Alistair Gammell joined Pew in 2009 as director of the Global Ocean Legacy campaign to designate the Chagos as a no-take marine reserve.

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Polita Glynn

Director, Pew Marine Fellows Program
The Pew Charitable Trusts
pglynn@pewtrusts.org

Polita Glynn joined Pew in 2009 as manager of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, which provides fellowships to outstanding natural and social scientists, researchers and others around the globe to support innovative projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

 

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Rebecca Goldburg

Director, Ocean Science
The Pew Charitable Trusts
rgoldburg@pewtrusts.org

Rebecca Goldburg joined Pew in 2008 as director of Pew’s Ocean Science Division, focusing on support for marine conservation research, including the Lenfest Ocean Program, the Sea Around Us project and the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation.

 

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Michelle Grady

Director, Oceans and Western Australia
The Pew Charitable Trusts
mgrady@pewtrusts.org


Michelle Grady joined Pew in 2008 as manager of the Outback Australia Program. Grady has worked for 18 years as a conservation advocate at the local, national and international levels; a managing director of nonprofit organizations; and campaign manager and senior policy adviser to government.

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Marilyn Heiman

Director, U.S. Arctic
The Pew Charitable Trusts
mheiman@pewtrusts.org

Marilyn Heiman joined Pew in January 2009 as director of the U.S. Arctic Program, which works to protect the U.S. Arctic Ocean and its marine life from rapid industrialization made possible by the warming climate and the melting ice cap.

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Scott Highleyman

Director, International Arctic
The Pew Charitable Trusts
highleyman@pewtrusts.org

Scott Highleyman joined Pew in 2009 to direct the International Arctic Program.

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Henry Huntington

Senior Officer, International Arctic
The Pew Charitable Trusts
hhuntington@pewtrusts.org

Henry Huntington joined Pew in 2009 as the science director for the Arctic Program.

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Andrea Kavanagh

Senior Officer, Southern Ocean Sanctuaries
The Pew Charitable Trusts
akavanagh@pewtrusts.org


Andrea Kavanagh is a Senior Officer for the Southern Ocean Sanctuaries campaign, a project dedicated to conserving the most intact marine ecosystem on the planet. Kavanagh joined Pew in January 2008, as manager of the Marine Aquaculture Campaign and later managed the Antarctic Krill Conservation Project, and the Protecting the Deep Sea Campaign.

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Gerald Leape

Senior Officer, International Environmental Policy
The Pew Charitable Trusts
gleape@pewtrusts.org

Gerald Leape is a senior officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, focusing primarily on international marine issues. His responsibilities have included conserving krill, reforming salmon aquaculture production practices and significantly reducing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through a binding global treaty.

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Christopher Mann

Director, Environment
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Christopher Mann joined Pew in 2007 and leads projects to develop science-based, precautionary standards for marine aquaculture and to advance federal legislation, implementing recommendations of the Pew Oceans Commission for ecosystem-based management of U.S. ocean waters.

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Mike Matz

Director, U.S. Public Lands
The Pew Charitable Trusts
mmatz@pewtrusts.org

Mike Matz joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America’s Wilderness became part of The Pew Charitable Trusts. As the director, Matz works to protect the nation’s remaining wild lands to ensure an enduring legacy of wilderness for future generations.

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Amanda Nickson

Director, Global Tuna Conservation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
anickson@pewtrusts.org


Amanda Nickson joined Pew in 2010 to lead advocacy efforts with regional fisheries management organizations, the international bodies that govern the treaties regulating commercial fishing on the high seas.

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Ken Rait

Director, U.S. Public Lands
The Pew Charitable Trusts
krait@pewtrusts.org

Ken Rait became the Director of the Western Lands Initiative in September 2011. Rait is the former director of the Heritage Forests Campaign, an initiative that successfully advocated for the conservation of nearly 60 million acres of roadless, wild national forestlands.

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Karen Sack

Senior Director, International Ocean
The Pew Charitable Trusts
ksack@pewtrusts.org

Karen Sack joined Pew in September 2009 as director of International Ocean Conservation. She manages the international marine program which includes projects that focus on ending overfishing in Europe, conserving sharks, tunas, deep-sea life, establishing large-scale marine reserves, and combating illegal fishing.

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Karen Steuer

Senior Director, Government Relations
The Pew Charitable Trusts
ksteuer@pewtrusts.org

Karen Steuer joined Pew in 2008 and directs government relations activity for all environmental projects.

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Barry Traill

Director, Outback Australia
The Pew Charitable Trusts
btraill@pewtrusts.org

Barry Traill joined Pew in 2007 as director of Outback Australia, a joint program of Pew and the Nature Conservancy. He works with partner organizations to obtain protection for large wilderness areas in Australia on land and sea.

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Tom Wathen

Vice President, Environment
The Pew Charitable Trusts
twathen@pewtrusts.org

Tom Wathen joined Pew in June 2008 as a deputy director, managing programs in North American ocean conservation, wilderness protection and marine science.

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Thomas Wheatley

Manager, U.S. Oceans
The Pew Charitable Trusts
twheatley@pewtrusts.org

Tom Wheatley joined Pew in August 2009 as manager of the Gulf Surface Longline Campaign.

 

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Imogen Zethoven

Director, Global Ocean Legacy
The Pew Charitable Trusts
izethoven@pewtrusts.org

Imogen Zethoven joined Pew in 2007 as project manager for the Coral Sea Campaign and, two years later, became director of the program to establish the world’s largest fully protected marine park.

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April 3, 2014

Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013

Clean Energy
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity...

January 16, 2014

Power Surge: Energy Security and the Department of Defense

Project on National Security, Energy and Climate
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

The U.S. Department of Defense defines installation energy security as the ability to assure access...

November 13, 2013

Senate Hearing to Focus on Fish in the Southeast

Federal Fisheries Policy Reform Project
Lee Crockett, Director, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts
The future of the nation’s fishery law is up for debate this week as Congress continues a series of hearings...