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Oceans: Kathy Baughman McLeod


Kathy Baughman McLeod

Managing Director of Coastal Risk and Investment, Oceans

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Kathy Baughman McLeod is Managing Director of Coastal Risk and Investment. She leads a global team of professionals advancing the ability of natural infrastructure, including reefs and wetlands, to protect people and property along coastlines, sequester carbon, improve fisheries and more.  Through science, policy and finance, with engagement in the insurance, engineering and investment sectors, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to make investing in nature a standard practice for healthier, more resilient communities and economies in the face of climate change. Project and program work is focused on The United States, Mexico, The Caribbean Region, Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

 

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Quick Take: Nature Protects People National Geographic - March 31, 2016

Invest in smart natural solutions to counter changing climate (op-ed) Miami Herald - May 31, 2016 

Can insurance initiatives help the environment? Business Insurance - September 27, 2015

 

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Follow Kathy on Twitter @KBMcLeodFLA

Kathy Baughman McLeod is Managing Director of Coastal Risk and Investment. She leads a global team of professionals advancing the ability of natural infrastructure, including reefs and wetlands, to protect people and property along coastlines, sequester carbon, improve fisheries and more.  Through science, policy and finance, with engagement in the insurance, engineering and investment sectors, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to make investing in nature a standard practice for healthier, more resilient communities and economies in the face of climate change. Project and program work is focused on The United States, Mexico, The Caribbean Region, Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Prior to coming to TNC, Ms. Baughman McLeod served international clients in renewable energy, mining, energy finance and other natural resource sectors.  She was also twice-appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Florida Energy & Climate Commission.

Ms. Baughman McLeod served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Florida’s elected Chief Financial Officer where she led policy development and execution related to the State Treasury and Pension Fund ($150 billion) and the financial risks and impacts of climate change, including Florida's Hurricane Catastrophe Fund ($26 billion) and Citizens Insurance (1.3 million policies). She worked for The Trust for Public Land in conservation finance for several years on over $6 billion in conservation funding.

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E-mail: media@tnc.org

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Areas of Expertise

  • Coastal Resilience
    Oceans and Climate Change
    Natural Solutions to Protect Coastal Communities

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