(HARRISBURG)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has created a new position that combines science and advocacy and has tapped a familiar face to be its first director.
Harry L. Campbell III has been named Director of Science Policy and Advocacy. He served as CBF's Executive Director in Pennsylvania since 2013. Prior to that, he was CBF's Pennsylvania scientist, and a respected resource on technical, policy, and science issues for nine years.
"Under Harry Campbell's leadership for the last seven years, the Pennsylvania office has built a strong team with tremendous talent in order to develop strategic partnerships and refocus our on-the-ground restoration and advocacy efforts," said Lisa Feldt, CBF's Vice President of Environmental Protection and Restoration. "This new position leverages Harry's technical acumen and policy experience with our advocacy endeavors in Pennsylvania."
With nearly 25 years of experience in water quality protection and restoration, Campbell's professional experience spans academia, private consulting, governmental, and non-governmental sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management and a master's degree in Environmental Pollution Control from the Pennsylvania State University.
As CBF's Executive Director in Pennsylvania, Campbell worked with all levels of government, scientists, businesses, and concerned citizens to engage discussion and to drive tangible improvements in the quality of local rivers and streams. Leading the team of CBF professionals in Pennsylvania, he demonstrated the specific skill and ability to translate the technical, regulatory, and policy-oriented aspects of clean water.
"Since serving as CBF PA Executive Director starting seven years ago, I have strived to build a strong team and to develop strategic initiatives and a culture built upon the principles of serving, partnering, and inspiring," Campbell said. "In this new role, I will be dedicating more time to these endeavors."
Campbell will continue to serve as executive director in Pennsylvania until CBF's search for his replacement is complete.