ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Chesapeake Conservancy announced that Mark Conway will be the organization’s executive vice president of programs. Conway brings a wealth of experience in public policy, state government and nonprofit management.
As executive vice president of programs, Mark is the second most senior manager at Chesapeake Conservancy, overseeing the organization’s programs, partnership with the National Park Service, and the work of the Conservation Innovation Center. He will work closely with the President and CEO and the board of directors to provide strategic direction and help the team accomplish the organization’s mission.
Previously, Conway was the executive director for Baltimore Tree Trust where he was responsible for expanding the programs at the Baltimore Tree Trust along with securing $2.7 million from grants, corporations, individual funding and earned revenue. He also led the City of Baltimore’s implementation of OutcomeStat as Deputy Director of CitiStat. Conway is the Democratic nominee for Baltimore City Council – District 4 (unopposed).
“Recently someone asked me what I want to be when I grow up, somewhat in jest. But my answer was serious, I want to make an impact,” Conway said. “I am excited that I’ve found a place where I can make an impact throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. A healthier environment creates a healthier community. From my time at Baltimore City working on OutcomeStat and CitiStat, I have a deep respect for the power of technology and innovation to get things done. With Chesapeake Conservancy’s focus and commitment to precision conservation through technology, I know I am exactly where I need to be to make the greatest impact on the Bay.”
“I have worked with Mark in a partner capacity for several years and was distinctly impressed by his drive to get things done and his deep understanding of the Chesapeake conservation community’s challenges as we all work to restore the health of the Bay,” said Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn. “He will be a great asset to our team, and we look forward to accomplishing great things together.”
He holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Maryland.