The Tropical Audubon Society Board of Directors on June 1 engaged Erin Clancy as the non-profit organization’s conservation director, a new staff position created with a near-term emphasis on Everglades restoration.
The 46-year-old Sewickley, PA native holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and has consulted for a variety of for-profit firms and non-profit groups, including Miami Waterkeeper.
Clancy’s keen understanding of strategic planning and achieving end goals in both arenas will help TAS leverage the resources and tools necessary to tackle the critically time-sensitive and politically charged issue of Everglades restoration.
A Miami resident and “Groveite” since 2000, the multi-lingual Clancy’s first South Florida encounter was as a teenager when she spent a week canoeing the Everglades
Wilderness Trail. She was enchanted. The imprint that experience left compelled her lifelong commitment to preserving and protecting wild places.
“I’m excited to join the talented TAS team,” Clancy said. “To be able to contribute to our conservation mission by helping facilitate Everglades restoration is both an honor and a privilege.”
Drawn to South Florida for its varied ecosystems, in her free time Clancy enjoys kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and transforming the grounds of her 100-year-old Grove cottage to near-native habitat.
Tropical Audubon Society is located at 5530 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143; telephone 305-667‐7337 or visit www.tropicalaudubon.org.