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NEW EXEC DIRECTOR FOR CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

NEW EXEC DIRECTOR

New exec director for Conservation Alliance. The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, a global community of sustainable seafood NGOs, has welcomed Mariah Boyle to the team as its new Executive Director.

She brings with her an impressive track record in fundraising, team building, and programme design and implementation, as well as ten years of partnering and problem-solving in the Alliance community itself. Her combined subject matter, operational, and contextual experience will enable her to hit the ground running as the Alliance launches into its 2020-2024 strategy this year.

The Conservation Alliance is a community of organizations from North America, Europe, South America, and Japan that believes seafood production is a powerful driver of change for the health and biodiversity of our oceans and the economic and social well-being of individuals and communities around the world.

An alliance statement said:

“After ten years of working together to mobilize change, the Alliance recognized that it needed to do more to drive toward its vision, and so began a strategic planning process in 2018. The Alliance 2020-2024 Strategy, released January 2020, presents a plan of action toward an ambitious goal: by 2030, 75% of global seafood production will be environmentally sustainable or making verifiable improvement, and adequate safeguards will be in place to ensure social responsibility. To realize this goal, the Alliance must learn faster, partner more broadly, behave more efficiently, and focus more strategically than ever before. It was clear that a special kind of leader would be critical to the success of this aspirational goal.”

“Over the past decade, Mariah’s tireless work in this community has demonstrated her talent for building communities and forecasting sector-wide trends,” shared Alliance Board member, Jack Kittinger, Senior Director of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture at Conservation International.  “Her specialized set of skills uniquely position her to be the bold and savvy leader the Alliance needs right now as we look to do more, faster.”

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