NAAEE promotes excellent education programs that are multifaceted in environmental issues, environment and sustainability but also in the science behind the technologies that help us meet these goals. - Clark Byrum
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) May 04, 2016
Clark Byrum, Jr., co-founder, president and CEO of Biologics Modular in Brownsburg, Indiana, is one of the five newest governing board members for The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), one of the world’s largest organizations dedicated to the profession and advancement of environmental education and civic engagement.
The expanded board, along with a newly constituted advisory council comprising distinguished professionals in the field of environmental education, is part of NAAEE's revised governance framework. The new structure enhances the organization's ever-expanding network of partners for the next-generation of work in environmental literacy and civic engagement and the underlying science that supports the work, according to Judy Braus, executive director.
"I have always been passionate from a business-oriented perspective and about financial numbers and what they mean in solving the practical issues and challenges for any entrepreneur or fund-raising campaign," Byrum says. "I also am just as passionate about learning new things. NAAEE promotes excellent education programs that are multifaceted in environmental issues, environment and sustainability but also in the science behind the technologies that help us meet these goals."
A passionate entrepreneur, Byrum’s portfolio of experience in corporate management and financial services includes being the founder of Biologics Modular, a firm that designs, manufactures and sells modular facilities to serve as bio-manufacturing suites, clinical patient care, and analytical labs to health science service providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Headquartered just outside of Indianapolis, the company has gained a foothold in science and technology for its pre-constructed, modular cleanroom and bio-manufacturing suites, which can be set up efficiently and cost effectively without long lead times or significant capital outlays.
He previously worked as an investment banker for Ross Sinclaire and Associates, American State Bank and Prudential Securities. A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, he holds several patents, is an avid skier and enjoys spending time with his four children and wife Kara.
With 53 state, provincial and regional affiliates in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, NAAEE has expanded its partnerships with corporations, foundations, NGOs, universities, and governmental agencies and institutions. Some of the most recent work has involved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), CalWater, the National Environmental Education Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, just to name a few.
The North American Association for Environmental Education is a pioneering membership organization dedicated to accelerating environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education. NAAEE supports a network of more than 20,000 educators, researchers, and organizational members working in environmental education in more than 30 countries through direct membership and regional affiliate organizations. Through community networks, publications, signature programs, and eeNEWS and eeJOBS, NAAEE provides programming and resources for professionals working in all areas of the field. NAAEE's annual conference, now entering its 45th year, convenes leaders from private and public sectors to advance the field of environmental education. For more information, visit naaee.org and naaee.org/eePRO.