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Andrew Schock - The Conservation Fund

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Andrew Schock has been with The Conservation Fund since September 2003 and is currently the Georgia State Director.  At the Fund, he has worked to protect thousands of acres of vital habitat, including parks and greenspace throughout the Metro Atlanta area, Georgia and Alabama. Andrew has past affiliations with the National Wildlife Federation as the Southeastern Center Director managing the field office in Atlanta; The Nature Conservancy, where he completed real estate transactions to protect biodiversity, assisted with the establishment of the botanical inventory at Ft. Stewart, Georgia and established the Integrated Management Plan at Ft. Benning, Georgia; The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission as a District Wildlife Biologist; and The Department of Defense as a Biological Technician working on endangered species management at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Andrew has an M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University, Georgia and a B.S. in Zoology (Wildlife Science) from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He and his wife Alice are the parents of Carter, 23 and Caroline, 18.

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Deron Davis - The Nature Conservancy

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Deron Davis
The Nature Conservancy
Director of Conservation, Georgia

Education: bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Georgia; Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership

The Nature Conservancy is the world's leading conservation non-profit, and Davis is proud to be part of the Georgia organization’s leadership team.  He oversees a department of science specialists working to improve forest health, restore freshwater systems and transform ocean management.  Prior to joining the Conservancy, Deron worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  At the agency, he launched a communication and education program to encourage citizens to conserve water during an historic drought, served on the leadership team for the statewide water management plan guiding the development of ten regional water plans, and directed a national school improvement program that provided professional learning experiences, funding and technical support for a network of K-12 educators.   

Over more than four decades, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect almost 320,000 acres across Georgia and worked to improve our state's woods, waters and coast. 

Website: nature.org/georgia

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Seeking Diversity in the Sustainability Conversation

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Seandra became the Diversity & Community Partnerships Manager for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in December 2009.  She leads the development and implementation of strategies to increase awareness and community advocacy from non-traditional communities in the southeast for climate and clean energy policies. As the Chair of SACE’s Diversity Committee, Seandra also directs our internal diversity initiatives to deepen our commitment as an organization to diversity and inclusion. Seandra was raised in Georgia and went earned her degree in Political Science from Spelman College. Prior to joining SACE, Seandra worked with the Georgia Sierra Club and with Service Employee's International Union.

Joining us on the show is Nathaniel Smith of the Partnership for Southern Equity. Working with communities across the Southeast on energy equity.

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Loving it Wild - Georgia Wildlife Federation

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Todd Holbrook, the new President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

Holbrook, of Conyers, comes to GWF after a 27-year career with Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including stints as Assistant Director of the Wildlife Resources Division and Chief of Game Management. A certified wildlife biologist, Holbrook was responsible for several groundbreaking studies in Georgia into the decline, recruitment and retention of hunting and angling participation.
 

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There's plenty to do in Georgia

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Andy Fleming
Executive Director
, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, Inc.

Andy Fleming serves as executive director of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, a position he has held since June 2007. Prior to joining Friends in this capacity, Andy had served more than 25 years in leadership positions creating, leading and managing local and national nonprofit organizations in Paralympic sports.
 

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Savannah Riverkeeper

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Tonya Bonitatibus
Riverkeeper

Picture Tonya grew up near the banks in Hephzibah, Georgia, where her love and passion for the Savannah River began at a young age.  Her career as a  water conservation activist began in 2007,  when she became the Development Director for the Savannah Riverkeeper.  She also served as the Georgia Field Representative for Oceana's campaign to convince Olin Corporation to convert to a more efficient and - most importantly - mercury-free process.  Tonya received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Augusta State University and her extensive knowledge of the River makes her an invaluable part of the Riverkeeper team. 

 

 

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