Gary Knell

National Geographic commits $10 million to supporting Sky Ocean Ventures activity Sky and National Geographic to partner on a new set of grants, Innovation Challenges and events designed to eradicate marine plastic and encourage enterprise innovation Collaboration will create the largest global media campaign to date to reduce plastics in the ocean…

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Today, the National Geographic Society, African Parks, the Wyss Foundation and the Republic of Benin announced a groundbreaking partnership to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in all of West Africa, Benin’s Pendjari National Park. Together, the four partners are initially committing more than US$23M to safeguard the park. African Parks, a conservation non-governmental organization……

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Yesterday, National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell convened the Mapping the World Public Policy Dialogue on Ocean Conservation. The forum, held at the Library of Congress, featured National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in a robust discussion about the challenges facing the world’s oceans as well as how to solve them.……

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On Monday, Sept. 18, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville, New York, presented National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell with the JBFC Vision Award. At an event “Celebrating Forces of Nature,” Knell was recognized as an inspiring individual who helps support and sustain our natural world through the power of visual storytelling….

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The National Geographic Society today recognized President Juan Manuel Santos of the Republic of Colombia for his unwavering commitment to conservation. In a ceremony at Society headquarters, Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society, along with Jean Case, chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, honored President Santos for his dedicated efforts to protect Colombia’s……

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WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2016)—The National Geographic Society today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Baillie to the new role of chief scientist and senior vice president, grants, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Baillie joins the Society from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), where he has served in various capacities since 2003, including his current role as conservation programmes director. In……

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The National Geographic Society announced today that Emma Carrasco will take on the newly created position of chief marketing and communications officer and senior vice president of global strategy. Carrasco, who joins National Geographic Society after four years at NPR, will play a crucial role in reaching key constituencies and effectively communicating the Society’s mission and impact on the world.……

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The National Geographic Society announced today the promotion of Brooke Runnette to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chief Program and Impact Officer. Runnette will play an instrumental role in helping the 128­ year-­old Society make a greater global impact through its mission-­driven work. Combined with a new organizational structure also announced today, the Society is better positioned than ever to explore and……

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Today, the National Geographic Society announced that philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Case Foundation, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society. Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, was elected vice chairman. “Both Jean Case and Tracy Wolstencroft have proven pivotal members of the National……

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