Mark FoxDirector of External Affairs
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i
Originally from the Island of Hawai‘i, Mark received hisundergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Mark practiced law from 1989 to 1993 with theCarlsmith law firm in Honoluluworking in a number of practice areas including finance, banking, bankruptcy,land use, civil litigation, and lobbying. Mark joined the Washingtonstaff of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye in 1994 handling issues related to theenvironment, agriculture, rural community development, energy and waterdevelopment, the Pacific island territories, and justice and the federaljudiciary. A major focus of this workwas assisting the Senator to develop and seek funding for projects and programsin Hawai‘i and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific to protect the region’s uniquenatural resources as well as create economic opportunities in ruralcommunities.
In 2000, after six years with Senator Inouye’s staff, Markjoined The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i. Mark’s work with The Conservancy includes government and agencyrelations, developing new program areas such as coastal marine conservation,and seeking out new resources to support the efforts of the Conservancy and itspartners. In that capacity, Mark hasserved as the Chair of the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species and theHawai‘i Association of Watershed Partnerships. Working with our state partners,Mark significantly increased funding for natural area protection in Hawai‘i;a major strategic effort of the Hawai‘i Program. He undertook main authorship of the Strategies section of our ecoregional plan.
Mark is a member of the Bishop Museum Association Council, the RotaryClub of Honolulu. This page last revised 11 OCT 2006 by S M Gon III