Arlington, Va. USA – Conservation International (CI) today announced that it has appointed Meg Galloway Goldthwaite as its Chief Marketing Officer. Goldthwaite will be responsible for CI's marketing and communication efforts, including strategic partnerships, brand positioning and message development.
"Meg is an outstanding addition to our management team, bringing to CI a rich professional background and proven track record of creativity and strategic thinking from both the NGO and commercial sectors," said Conservation International's CEO and Chairman Peter Seligmann. "Her marketing leadership will enable CI's voice to be a force for change at an urgent moment for our planet."
M. Sanjayan, Conservation International's Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist added: "What's wonderful about Meg is that she instinctively knows that at the heart of every organization is a unique story. Tapping her expertise will allow us to tell the transformative story of CI, and our work, in ways that will resonate around the world - so stay tuned."
Goldthwaite joins CI from Women for Women International (WfWI), where she served as Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation. Prior to that, she served as Vice President for Marketing and Communications for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund where she amplified Haiti's need for rebuilding lives and livelihoods by amplifying the stories of Haitians now creating a better future through smart, sustainable development. At the World Wildlife Fund, Meg brought Earth Hour – WWF's signature initiative–to the United States in 2008, growing US participation to more than 80 million by 2010. Goldthwaite's corporate background includes 15 years in the telecom industry, most notably leading MCI's business teams in marketing, operations, and CRM.
Goldthwaite holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and French from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She will be based at CI's headquarters in Arlington, Va.
About Conservation International (CI) — Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity for the well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and employs more than 800 staff in 30 countries on six continents, and has nearly 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, please visit our website at: www.conservation.org/ or visit us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.