David Wilmot

President & Co-Founder at Ocean Champions

David Wilmot

David Wilmot

President & Co-Founder at Ocean Champions

Biography

David Wilmot brings over thirty years of experience in ocean science, environmental policy, non-profit governance and fundraising, and political advocacy to Ocean Champions. David received his MS and BS from the University of Georgia where he also Co-Founded Students for Environmental Awareness. David traveled to the west coast to study the recently discovered deep-sea hydrothermal vents and received his PhD in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. David continued his environmental work while at Scripps (worked with 2 fellow graduate students to ban Styrofoam on campus and local beaches) and it became clear his passion was advocacy. A National Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellowship at the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board helped David better understand ocean policy and the workings of Washington, DC. Next came the jump to advocacy with service as the Executive Director of the Ocean Wildlife Campaign (OWC) where for eight years he worked to build this coalition of six national and international organizations into the leading voice for the conservation of large ocean fishes. David has authored or co-authored numerous ocean science and conservation articles. David lives with his wife and two boys in the Santa Cruz area where they spend lots of time on and in the ocean. When he is not enjoying the ocean, or remodeling his house, David trains in the martial arts and has earned the rank of black belt in Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do.

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Ocean Champions

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Director at Living Blue in Washington

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Member, Board of Directors at Ocean Champions

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Founding Chairman, Board of Directors at Ocean Champions

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Former Member, Board of Directors at Ocean Champions

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Director at National Aquarium, Inc.

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Treasurer at Working Partnerships USA

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Executive Director at Goldman Environmental Foundation

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Founder at West Marine, Inc.

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Former Member, Board of Directors at Ocean Champions

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Chief Financial Officer at The Surfrider Foundation

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David Wilmot
President & Co-Founder at Ocean Champions
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Protection and Restoration of the World's Oceans

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THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION AND ENJOYMENT OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS, WAVES AND BEACHES, THROUGH A POWERFUL ACTIVIST NETWORK.

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David Wilmot is affiliated with Ocean Champions, The Surfrider Foundation

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