Ben Alexandro

CCP Program Director

Ben Alexandro is well versed in partnership building, conservation science and policy issues. He championed several policy victories to protect forests, clean water and the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandro led advocacy efforts on public lands and waters conservation issues while he was the senior government affairs advocate at the League of Conservation Voters. He also spent six years working to conserve the Chesapeake Bay watershed at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters where he most recently was the water program director and the Maryland lead for the Choose Clean Water Coalition. Before graduate school, he coordinated the Potomac Watershed Partnership with the Cacapon Institute.

Alexandro has a master’s degree in conservation biology and sustainable development and a M.P.P. in environmental public policy with a focus on nonprofit management and leadership from the University of Maryland. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware. Alexandro started his career in field research chasing bears, netting bats and tagging birds but now mostly chases around his young son with his wife in Crofton, Maryland.