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Brian McPeek

Chief Conservation Officer, The Nature Conservancy
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As The Nature Conservancy’s chief conservation officer, Brian McPeek oversees conservation, science, external affairs and development programs across more than 70 countries to solve some of the most pressing problems facing people and nature today.

Since his start as a field project director in Colorado, McPeek has contributed to numerous notable conservation achievements, including establishing Great Sand Dunes National Park, advancing a national “buffer lands” program with the U.S. Department of Defense, completing the Forever Costa Rica project, growing Conservancy fundraising nearly 50 percent and launching a $4 billion campaign—the largest in conservation’s history.

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