We are excited to announce that Dr. Rob Brumbraugh as the Caribbean Division's new Executive Director. With more than 24 years of experience directing multi-national conservation programs, Dr. Brumbaugh excels in patnership development and is a talented leader of globally dispersed, high-performance teams. During his 15-year tenure at The Nature Consevancy, he has helped bring about vital conservation outcomes through roles on the Global Oceans Team and with the Florida Program, where he served most recently as a Senior Marine Scientist.

 Dr. Brumbaugh conceived and led the development of The Nature Conservancy and partners' Mapping Ocean Wealth Initiative, which won a World Travel & Tourism Council Innovation Award, and helped shape the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project, which informs large-scale marine planning in waters throughout the Easter Caribbean. A central focus of his career has been the quantification and mapping of marine ecosystem benefits that support economic and community well-being.

He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from Old Dominion University, holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license, and is a certified member of The Nature Conservancy's Scientific Diving Program through the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. 

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