For many educators and students, summer is a unique time—a short period of rest, rejuvenation, and planning. Our work at EarthEcho tends to follow a similar schedule. This summer is a bit busier than most, however, as we gear up for the next installment of EarthEcho Expeditions, which will take place in September 2014 in South Florida. Amidst the excitement, the staff is enthusiastically welcoming an extra set of hands in the addition of Ann Korando, EarthEcho International’s newly appointed CEO.
As CEO, Ann will guide EarthEcho’s fundraising, program development, partnerships, and marketing efforts in order to grow our programs and reach. Ann joins our team from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), where she served as Senior Director of Development with oversight of all aspects of that organization’s fundraising division. She is eager to transfer her skills to an organization that focuses on young people and oceans, two issues for which she cares deeply. She chooses to live on live on the water in southern Maryland for its serenity and calming powers. She loves to sail, though one of her favorite pastimes is a bit simpler—sitting on her deck, admiring the water, appreciating the wonders and mysteries it holds and is waiting for us to explore.
I am thrilled to be working with Ann. Her extensive management and development experience and, more importantly, her passion for growing the impact of science education make her the ideal choice to helm EarthEcho. We share a great interest in developing young leaders in the environmental space. I know that she is looking forward to working with all of our constituents in the coming months and years. Please help me in welcoming Ann to the EarthEcho family.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.