IUCN - The Society for Conservation Biology Elects IUCN Marine Program Officer to Board of Directors

The Society for Conservation Biology Elects IUCN Marine Program Officer to Board of Directors

15 January 2009 | News story

IUCN US is proud to announce that Jennifer Palmer, our resident Marine Program Officer, has been elected to sit on the Society for Conservation Biology’s Board of Directors - Marine Section.

“This is a great achievement for Jen. As the Society for Conservation Biology is a member of IUCN, we are thrilled to have a staff member on the Board of Directors,” reveals Scott Hajost, Executive Director of IUCN US.

There were eight esteemed candidates nominated for this position and only two selected after a voting process with the Society at large.

“I’m honored and thrilled about further bringing together the marine community at large,” the newly appointed Palmer explains. “My first endeavor as board member will be to provide assistance and input into the upcoming International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) to be held in D.C. this May. I also look forward to sharing thoughts and insight from IUCN’s Global Marine Program and strengthening IUCN’s connection with the Marine Section of SCB in the future.”

Jen joined IUCN US in 2007 and has been an active member of the marine community for more than 15 years through research, communication, and education. Since joining IUCN she has coordinated the DCMC (D.C. Marine Community), expanding its 500-strong membership and organizing a string of thought provoking seminars in the Capital with an impressive list of speakers, including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Ben Halpern, and Dr. Wallace J Nicols.