Presenter: AnnSwanson | Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission
About the Presenter: Ann Swanson has served as a leader in the Chesapeake Bay restoration for nearly four decades, the last 34 as the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Although Ann operates in a highly political environment, she is trained in the sciences. A trained wildlife biologist and forest ecologist, she graduated with honors from the University of Vermont and Yale University. She holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Vermont.
Ann has been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for her work. She is a current board member of the Galapagos Conservancy and Maryland Sea Grant. Ann has been married for 37 years, is a published illustrator, an accomplished cook, gardener, mosaic artist, backpacker, and sea kayaker, and is the proud mother of two boys. She lives in Annapolis on the South River.