Submitted by SeaDoc Society
The SeaDoc Society has hired Leigh Ann Gilmer to fill its regional director position. She began on Feb. 1 and has hit the ground running.
Prior to joining SeaDoc, Gilmer served as executive director of Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington, and development director and chief operating officer at Conservation Northwest. In addition, she’s held key roles at the Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle University, where she completed her master’s degree while working full time in fund development.
“The Salish Sea is a defining feature that makes this part of the Pacific Northwest so special,” Gilmer said. “There is an urgency to protect this ecosystem and the wildlife who call it home. It’s our joy and responsibility to steward the health of this unique place for future generations.”
SeaDoc Society was founded in the year 2000, and recently celebrated 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea. Under the leadership of Science Director Joe Gaydos and Ex-Officio Board Member Kirsten Gilardi, SeaDoc has established itself as a science-based leader in conservation and policy in the Salish Sea.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Leigh Ann coming on board,” Gaydos said. “Her extensive experience will greatly increase our impact and help take SeaDoc to the next level.”
Gilmer brings with her a strong background in donor relations and strategic planning in the fields of conservation, art and higher education.