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Verna Harrison Associates

Background Information

Employment History

Co-Chair

Chesapeake Bay Funders Network

Executive Director

The Campbell Foundation

Affiliations

Board Member
Chesapeake Conservancy

Board Member
Harry Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Lobbyist
Maryland Department of Transportation

Assistant Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources : Managing Water Quality Monitoring
Maryland

Board Member
YWCA of Annapolis

Education

University of Maryland

B.A.

political science

University of Maryland

Web References (65 Total References)


Chesapeake Conservancy - Board of Directors

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Verna Harrison

Verna Harrison is the principal of Verna Harrison Associates, LLC, providing consulting services in public policy development and implementation, coalition building, facilitation, strategic planning, and board development.
Verna served as executive director for The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment from its inception in 2003, to 2014. During that period the Foundation granted over $52 million dollars throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, strategically targeted to protect living resources, reduce key sources of nutrient pollution, and increase advocacy. As co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, she helped focus and leverage foundation activity in the region.
For the previous 20 years she was Assistant Secretary of the MD Department of Natural Resources: managing water quality monitoring, geologic, power plant, and coastal zone programs (1995-2003); directing Bay policy for the MD Governor's Office (1988-1995); managing the forest, park wildlife, tidal and freshwater fishery, police, and environmental trust units (1983-1987). She served as Governor Hughes' assistant legislative officer, lobbyist for the MD Department of Transportation, and staff of the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
She has received leadership awards from organizations including the YWCA, National Wildlife Federation, National Parks Conservation Association, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Chesapeake Bay Commission, EPA, and USFWS. Most recently she was presented with the Clean Water Fund Defender of Clean Water Award, MD League of Conservation Voters Lifetime Achievement Award, Trout Unlimited Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award, and her third Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay.
Verna has a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, and completed the Senior Executive Program at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


Chesapeake Conservancy - Board of Directors

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Verna Harrison

Verna Harrison is the principal of Verna Harrison Associates, LLC, providing consulting services in public policy development and implementation, coalition building, facilitation, strategic planning, and board development.
Verna served as executive director for The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment from its inception in 2003, to 2014. During that period the Foundation granted over $52 million dollars throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, strategically targeted to protect living resources, reduce key sources of nutrient pollution, and increase advocacy. As co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, she helped focus and leverage foundation activity in the region.
For the previous 20 years she was Assistant Secretary of the MD Department of Natural Resources: managing water quality monitoring, geologic, power plant, and coastal zone programs (1995-2003); directing Bay policy for the MD Governor's Office (1988-1995); managing the forest, park wildlife, tidal and freshwater fishery, police, and environmental trust units (1983-1987). She served as Governor Hughes' assistant legislative officer, lobbyist for the MD Department of Transportation, and staff of the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
She has received leadership awards from organizations including the YWCA, National Wildlife Federation, National Parks Conservation Association, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Chesapeake Bay Commission, EPA, and USFWS. Most recently she was presented with the Clean Water Fund Defender of Clean Water Award, MD League of Conservation Voters Lifetime Achievement Award, Trout Unlimited Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award, and her third Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay.
Verna has a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, and completed the Senior Executive Program at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


Chesapeake Conservancy - Verna Harrison Joins Chesapeake Conservancy Board

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Verna Harrison Joins Chesapeake Conservancy Board
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(Annapolis, MD) - Chesapeake Conservancy today announced that Verna Harrison (pictured right), public policy consultant and widely recognized conservation leader in the Chesapeake Bay region, has joined the Conservancy's board of directors.
Harrison is the Principal of Verna Harrison Associates, LLC, providing consulting services in public policy development and implementation, coalition building, facilitation, strategic planning, and board development. Previously, Harrison served as Executive Director for The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment from its inception in 2003 to 2014. During that period the Foundation granted over $52 million dollars throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. As co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, she helped focus and leverage foundation activity in the region.
"I think the Chesapeake Conservancy is a breath of fresh air in its forward thinking approaches to conservation," Chesapeake Conservancy Board Member Verna Harrison said. "I am particularly excited about the new technology aspects under development and how they can be used with traditional approaches to conservation."
"Verna is an outstanding leader in the conservation movement, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Chesapeake Conservancy's board of directors," Joel Dunn, president & CEO of the Chesapeake Conservancy, said.
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Previously, Harrison was Assistant Secretary of the MD Department of Natural Resources: managing water quality monitoring, geologic, power plant, and coastal zone programs (1995-2003); directing Bay policy for the MD Governor's Office (1988-1995); managing the forest, park, wildlife, tidal and freshwater fishery, police, and environmental trust units (1983-1987.) She served as Governor Hughes's Assistant Legislative Officer, lobbyist for the MD DOT, and staff of the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.


Chesapeake Conservancy - Verna Harrison Joins Chesapeake Conservancy Board

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Verna Harrison Joins Chesapeake Conservancy Board
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(Annapolis, MD) - Chesapeake Conservancy today announced that Verna Harrison (pictured right), public policy consultant and widely recognized conservation leader in the Chesapeake Bay region, has joined the Conservancy's board of directors.
Harrison is the Principal of Verna Harrison Associates, LLC, providing consulting services in public policy development and implementation, coalition building, facilitation, strategic planning, and board development. Previously, Harrison served as Executive Director for The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment from its inception in 2003 to 2014. During that period the Foundation granted over $52 million dollars throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. As co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, she helped focus and leverage foundation activity in the region.
"I think the Chesapeake Conservancy is a breath of fresh air in its forward thinking approaches to conservation," Chesapeake Conservancy Board Member Verna Harrison said. "I am particularly excited about the new technology aspects under development and how they can be used with traditional approaches to conservation."
"Verna is an outstanding leader in the conservation movement, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Chesapeake Conservancy's board of directors," Joel Dunn, president & CEO of the Chesapeake Conservancy, said.
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Previously, Harrison was Assistant Secretary of the MD Department of Natural Resources: managing water quality monitoring, geologic, power plant, and coastal zone programs (1995-2003); directing Bay policy for the MD Governor's Office (1988-1995); managing the forest, park, wildlife, tidal and freshwater fishery, police, and environmental trust units (1983-1987.) She served as Governor Hughes's Assistant Legislative Officer, lobbyist for the MD DOT, and staff of the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.


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Harrison Joins Board

Chesapeake Conservancy has announced that Verna Harrison, public policy consultant, has joined the conservancy's board of directors. Harrison is the principal of Verna Harrison Associates and previously served as executive director for The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment from its 2003 inception until 2014.

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