Board of Directors

Jamie Bechtel, JD, PhD

Jamie Bechtel, JD, Ph.D. was elected to the board of directors in January 2018. Dr. Bechtel is the co-founder and a board member of New Course, an organization focused on women-led conservation initiatives, and founder and chief executive officer of Kito Impact Foundation, a non-profit focused on integrating corporate social responsibility into small and medium sized businesses. Before founding Kito Impact Foundation and New Course, Dr. Bechtel worked for seven years at Conservation International, where she worked in over 20 countries including Costa Rica, Fiji, Mexico, and South Africa. Dr. Bechtel was also an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. Dr. Bechtel holds a Ph.D. from Boston University, a law degree from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. We believe that Dr. Bechtel is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because she is a highly regarded leader in international conservation, and her work has led to strategic advances in the fields of conservation, sustainable finance and biology.