Danowitz, Harper join the Chesapeake Conservancy board

Jane Danowitz, Senior Officer, Environment for The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Stephen F. Harper, Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy for Intel Corporation, have joined the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Conservancy.

The Chesapeake Conservancy, a non-profit organization headquartered in Annapolis, Md., works to strengthen the connection between people and the watershed, conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake’s unique natural and cultural resources, and encourage the exploration and celebration of the Chesapeake as a national treasure.

Danowitz, a resident of Annapolis, MD., is a senior officer in Pew’s Environment program, which seeks to conserve global marine and terrestrial ecosystems and implement clean energy policies in the United States.   She has more than three decades of experience in public interest education and advocacy at the federal level. Before joining Pew, she served as Director of the Heritage Forests Campaign, Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation, and the Women’s Campaign Fund. . 

Harper is a resident of Rockville, MD. He has chaired many high tech industry environmental groups and coalitions, and is Chairman of the International Climate Change Partnership. Prior to joining Intel, he directed Amoco Petroleum’s regulatory services group and was senior policy analyst as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to the EPA, he was a Vice President in the environmental policy consulting firm ICF Consulting.  Harper’s career includes time with the California Coastal Conservancy as a Land Trust Program Manager, and the American Farmland Trust as a Fundraiser and Program Manager.

Joel Dunn, Executive Director of the Conservancy said “we are thrilled to welcome Ms. Danowitz and Mr. Harper to the Board, and look forward to working with them to expand and enhance our mission throughout the watershed.  With their extensive experience in environment and technology, the Conservancy will benefit greatly from their perspective.”