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Background Information

Employment History

University of Maine

Hampshire College

Blue Legacy

Steering Committee

UNED Forum

The Jackson Laboratory and MDI Biological Laboratory




College of the Atlantic


InterEnvironment Institute

Board Member
Planet Forward

Chair Or Moderator of International Conferences

Board Member
Humanity In Action Inc

Board Member

Chair Or Moderator of International Conferences
Development and the World Conservation Congress Forum on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Advisory Board Member
Alexandra Cousteau

Board of Advisors Member
Center for International Environmental Law

Advisory Board Member
Mitchell Institute

Board Member

Senior Advisor
Stakeholder Forum

The Nature Conservancy

Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior

Higher Education Committee
American Council On Renewable Energy

Steering Committee
The American College

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Interior for Fish


bachelor's degree

political science

Hardin-Simmons University

master's degree

political science

University of Oklahoma

Web References (177 Total References)

Planet Forward Board Members | Planet Forward [cached]

David Hales

David F. Hales is the President and CEO of Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education. Prior to assuming this post, Hales was the fifth president of College of the Atlantic. Under his leadership, College of the Atlantic received recognition for innovative academic excellence, and became the first institution of higher education in the United States to be a "NetZero" emitter of greenhouse gases.
President Hales has held numerous positions promoting sustainability nationally and internationally. He directed environmental policy and sustainability programs of the United States Agency for International Development throughout the Clinton administration, served in the Carter administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of the Interior, and was Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For seven years, Hales held the Samuel Trask Dana Chair of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Hales holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in political science from Hardin-Simmons University. He and his wife Barbara McLeod share a home on Mount Desert Island with their son, Daniel. Hales has three grown children, Joshua, Nathaniel and Lisa Davis, and four grandchildren, Taylor and Parker Davis, and Audrey and Griffin Hales.

Board | Humanity in Action [cached]

David Hales President, College of the Atlantic

Second Nature | Board & Staff [cached]

David Hales, President

Second Nature | Board & Staff [cached]

David Hales, President

Second Nature | Board & Staff [cached]

David Hales, President

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