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Brian Lapointe

Executive Director of Science & Technology
Dr. Brian E. Lapointe received his bachelors in Biology from Boston University. He received his Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Florida, and he received his doctorate in Biology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Lapointe’s work in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which utilized stable nitrogen isotopes to “fingerprint” nitrogen sources, was the first to demonstrate the importance of agricultural nitrogen from mainland sources to development of algal blooms in the Keys in the 1990’s.
He developed the first “ridge-to-reef” water quality monitoring program for the European Union in Negril, Jamaica, a model currently being adopted by Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) around the Caribbean region. He has advised the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of Florida, and the governments of Monroe County (Florida Keys), Palm Beach County, Lee County, Bahamas, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, Bonaire, Curacao, Martinique, and St. Lucia on development of water quality monitoring programs for assessing the impacts of land-based pollution.

Carl Hampp

Executive Director of Development
Mr. Hampp graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelors of business administration. Mr. Hampp acted as President of the Friends of the Guana-Tolomata-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and was on the board of Florida Sea Grant , a division of (IFAS). Mr. Hampp also acted as Chairman of the South Florida Boy Scouts. Mr. Hampp is currently Executive Director of Florida for Jacoby Development Inc (JDI).

John November, Esq.

Executive Director of Outreach & General Counsel
Mr. November graduated from University of Florida Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies. He then received his Juris Doctorate from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.  While attending law school, he worked for the Conservation Trust for Florida and managed a solar energy company. After Law School, he was awarded a fellowship with the Florida Keys based nonprofit organization Citizens Not Serfs. John specializes in environmental, energy, and administrative law.

James Jacoby

Mr. Jacoby has an extensive history of working on sustainable development and marine conservation initiatives. He sits on the board of the Georgia Aquarium and has successfully redeveloped numerous brownfield sites including Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta. Atlantic Station received the EPA’s 2004 Phoenix Award as the Best National Brownfield Redevelopment and was listed on the Sierra Club’s 2005 America’s Best New Development Projects.  He also constructed the Live Oak landfill plant that is considered to be a model for landfill gas to renewable biogas plants. In 2008, the Jacoby Group won the prestigious Corporate Award for Balance from the Lindbergh Foundation.

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