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Dustin Sellers Named Chair of Hawai'i Corporate Council for the Environment

Businessman Succeeds Attorney and Community Leader Jeff Watanabe


HONOLULU, HI | January 26, 2012

Dustin Sellers, president of business development and marketing for ProService Hawaii, the state’s largest employee administration firm, is the new chair of The Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Council for the Environment (CCE). Sellers, who recently joined the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees, succeeds attorney and community leader Jeff Watanabe as CCE head.

The Corporate Council for the Environment was launched in 1987 to engage the business community in supporting conservation in Hawai‘i, emphasizing the direct link between the economy and our environment. Over that time, the CCE has grown into a coalition of local businesses who have given more than $4 million to protect Hawaii’s natural heritage.

“We are thrilled to have Dustin assume this leadership role with the Conservancy,” said Suzanne Case, Executive Director of the Conservancy’s Hawai‘i Program. “Our work to protect what is unique about our island home can only be done in partnership with businesses. As chair of the CCE, Dustin will be an excellent advocate for conservation to this important group.”

Born and raised in Honolulu, Sellers also serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Honolulu (chair) and the Aloha Council for the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.

Since 1980, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 200,000 acres of natural lands in Hawai‘i. It manages 10 nature preserves statewide totaling 36,000 acres. The Conservancy is also engaged in marine conservation, protecting the reefs and nearshore waters of the Hawaiian Islands.
 


The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.

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