Greg has over 20 years of experience with international conservation, economic development and education projects. His experience includes working with the private sector (BHP Billiton, Alcoa, Conoco-Phillips), multilateral banks (Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank), large conservation NGOs (Conservation International, WWF), national governments and local civil society groups. During his tenure with Conservation International, he managed the organization’s 1.9 million ha Maya Biosphere Reserve program in Guatemala, which included development of protected area management plans and conservation-compatible economic activities that benefited local communities in and around the Reserve. At WWF, he was the US program officer for Brazil’s Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA), tasked with creating sustainable finance strategies for a 60 million ha network of protected and sustainable use areas across the Brazilian Amazon with national and local partners. As a consultant, he developed sustainable finance strategies with the Chicago Field Museum’s Cordillera National Park project in Peru and biodiversity risk assessment and mitigation plans for BHP-Billiton’s operations in Suriname. Greg holds MA degrees in economic and political development (Columbia University) and education (George Washington University) and a BA (summa cum laude) in international affairs (Miami University).