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Marine Conservation Institute Announces Nathalie Udo Has Joined Its Board of Directors

Marine Conservation Institute today announced that Nathalie Udo has joined its Board of Directors. Udo, founder and president of InDepth Strategies, LLC in San Francisco, has a passion for raising corporate and individual social consciousness and igniting change. She is a seasoned professional and strategic planner with a proven record of accomplishments in the business world, including extensive coaching, project management, cross-cultural communication and leadership skills.

Her wide-ranging experience, which spans many industries, continents and countries, provides insight into the impact and importance of different cultural values and backgrounds. Udo is a coauthor of “Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future”, which aims to inspire corporations to take the lead in creating a sustainable world for all of us.

“As we move into a very busy 2015 for Marine Conservation Institute, we are extremely pleased to add Nathalie to our Board,” said Dr. Lance Morgan, president of Marine Conservation Institute. “Her extensive experience and guidance will be highly valuable while moving forward with large scale initiatives, such as the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES).”

“Our existence as a species is dependent on healthy oceans,” says Udo.  “Marine Conservation Institute is making a real difference in bringing awareness to the masses as well as protecting and conserving the biodiversity of our oceans. I’m honored to help Marine Conservation Institute reach their bold mission to catalyze protection for at least 20% of the world’s oceans by 2030.”

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Udo is a global citizen, swapping continents regularly.  Summer holidays in her late teens were spent backpacking throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. She is an active outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys biking, skiing, and scuba diving.  Her underwater adventures have given her a profound appreciation for Earth’s oceans and the complexity and vulnerability of the marine world.

Udo’s professional history includes investment banking and managing complex international projects for companies like Boeing Corporation, Kaiser Permanente and Alcatel-Lucent. Udo enables her clients to achieve results through pragmatic system-thinking, honesty and relentless energy. She strives to create lasting and positive change through balancing process and creativity. In addition to “Organizational Survival,” she is a coauthor of “Scrappy Women in Business: Living Proof that Bending the Rules isn’t Breaking the Law” inspiring women to be themselves and step up.

Marine Conservation Institute’s Board of Directors also includes the following leaders (in alphabetical order): John Davis, Gene Duvernoy, Sylvia Earle, Jim Greenwood (emeritus), David Johns (chairman), Amy Mathews-Amos, Lance Morgan, Elliott Norse, Steve Olson, Gail Osherenko and Les Watling.

About Marine Conservation Institute

Marine Conservation Institute is a team of highly-experienced marine scientists and environmental-policy advocates dedicated to saving ocean life for us and future generations.  The organization’s goal is to help the world create an urgently-needed worldwide system of strongly protected areas—the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)—a strategic, cost-effective way to ensure the future diversity and abundance of marine life.  Founded in 1996, Marine Conservation Institute is a U.S.- based nonprofit organization with offices in Seattle, the Bay Area and in Washington D.C.

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Lance Morgan, President
Phone: 707-531-7643