Cindy Brown

A native of New Orleans, Cindy Brown is program director for The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico, where she is leading the organization's long-term, gulf-wide conservation and restoration efforts. Previously, she oversaw the Conservancy's Mississippi River and Delta conservation activities in Louisiana, where she gained a unique perspective on and appreciation of the enormous challenges of working with upstream partners to restore coastal ecosystems.

Prior to coming to The Nature Conservancy, Cindy was an environmental planner with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Cindy holds a Master's of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.