Jack Hurd is Deputy Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Region. Jack has worked on natural resource management and economic development issues in Southeast Asia on and off for the past 20 years. As the Director of the Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific Forest Program, he is responsible for leading the organization’s regional effort to improve forest sector governance and management thereby reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Jack holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Vermont. Despite having lived in the tropics for more than 10 years, on three separate occasions, he still prefers the cool rain and snow of the Pacific Northwest.