Palmetto Bay, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, has named Dawn Shirreffs Senior Everglades Policy Advisor. She previously served as Everglades Restoration Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association.
“We are thrilled to have Dawn join us at the Everglades Foundation,” Eikenberg said. “She is a creative thinker, consensus builder and strategist with a deep understanding of the issues involved in protecting and restoring America’s Everglades.”
“I have worked closely with the Everglades Foundation on a multitude of efforts involving Everglades restoration and have always been impressed with the Foundation’s emphasis on science-based research,” Shirreffs said. “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the Foundation’s strategic planning and work with the Foundation’s many partners.”
“While NPCA will miss Dawn, her work at the Foundation will allow her to continue bringing together diverse stakeholders for our common goal of restoring America’s Everglades,” said John Adornato, Sun Coast regional director for National Parks Conservation Association. “The national parks of the greater Everglades ecosystem retain a strong advocate with Dawn joining the Foundation’s team.”
Shirreffs has thirteen years of wide-ranging experience working with environmental non-profit organizations in public and government affairs, non-profit management and campaigns. Her focus since 2007 has centered on implementing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan projects and policies.
Shirreffs also served as the Florida Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action. She has been involved with a number of non-profit environmental organizations and dedicated several years at a non-releasable wildlife sanctuary where she coordinated public education on Florida panthers and cared for large exotic animals including predatory cats and reptiles. Dawn has served on the Board of Directors of the Tropical Audubon Society and as the Everglades Coalition’s Treasurer and National Co-chair.
Shirreffs joined the Everglades Foundation on August 12, 2013.