Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president and a senior advisor to the CEO. In that role he provides strategic advice on the institution’s activities and partnerships, with an emphasis on the environmental portfolio.
Reichert led Pew’s environment initiatives for 25 years, focusing on preserving large intact wilderness ecosystems, protecting the global marine environment, and promoting clean energy. 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. He has written more than 60 publications and co-produced films on the plight of marine life and ecosystems. 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.