Peter Stangel of Aiken, SC joined the US Endowment in April of 2010. An ecologist by training, Peter received a B.S. in Biology from Furman University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Previously he was with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, most recently as Director of Science and Evaluation. With the Foundation he also served as Eastern and Southeastern Regional Director, and Neotropical Migratory Bird Initiative Director. Peter has extensive experience building corporate conservation partnerships, and has worked with Walmart, Shell Oil Company, ConocoPhillips, and Southern Company, among others. He has more than 20 publications in the technical literature and nearly 200 in the popular magazines.