is co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Conservation International. He has been a leader in creating conservation solutions for the past 33 years. Since he founded the organization in 1987, CI has earned a reputation as an organization on the cutting edge, creating innovative and lasting solutions to the threats facing humanity, biodiversity, and the natural systems that sustain us all. He has developed strong partnerships between CI and leaders in science, industry, government, entertainment, and communities around the world. He continues to prove that healthy ecosystems are essential for the present and future well-being of humanity and all life on Earth. He began his career in 1976 at The Nature Conservancy, serving as the organization’s western region land steward.