Jamie Bechtel

Jamie is a dynamic, innovative, and highly regarded impact expert with over 25 years of experience including work in over 35 countries.  She has a knack for identifying and building non-traditional (unexpected) partnerships across sectors including private, public and local stakeholders. Her ability to develop and pursue promising, novel approaches to complex conservation, development and humanitarian challenges is core to her success. Her strong track record of leveraging diverse stakeholder interests and resources to effectively scale impact to has made her a leader in the field.

Before joining EcoAdvisors Jamie was the CEO of New Course, an organization that works with women to find solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty and environmental degradation. Prior to that, Jamie worked at Conservation International where she led the development of CI’s signature marine program.

Jamie served as an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative for six years and was recently honored in Fast Company Magazine as 1 of 60 women heroes. She is an advisor to the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change and is a lecturer at University of Washington’s School of Law.  Jamie has a Ph.D. from Boston University and a law degree from Boston College.

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