Bob E. Howard

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Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Howard "is a retired Pathologist and Medical School professor, management and computing consultant, and longtime volunteer conservation activist. For over three decades, Bob has worked for wilderness protection and in other areas of conservation including clean air, clean water and water source protection, solar energy and energy efficiency, recycling, international, Alaska, Superfund, and other conservation campaigns, and many state and local campaigns.

"He also has done state and federal level lobbying, and been involved with all aspects of political process. He has held senior executive positions with several for-profit and non-profit corporations. During the 1970s and 1980s he was an organizer and Director of the New Mexico Wilderness Study Committee, and Chairperson of the Sierra Club’s Rio Grande Chapter. At the national level of the Sierra Club, he was a Director, Vice President, and Treasurer. More recently, he has been cofounder and Chairperson of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and President of the Wildlands Project, and is still a Director of both.

"Dr. Howard’s strengths are in organization, management, planning, and training. He is an experienced professional consultant with broad background as physician, scientist, manager, and computing specialist. He is knowledgeable about business systems and computing, and is a skilled speaker and teacher, meeting leader, systems analyst, planner, and problem solver. His consulting services included top-level management assistance with planning and adaptation to change, analysis of opportunities, and quality assurance.

"For several organizations he has helped develop successful grant proposals, much of the administrative infrastructure, and pushed for a broad philosophy and program. Having lived and worked in all parts of the United States, he has “on-the-ground” familiarity with diverse conservation situations, and his understanding bridges both the science and conservation arenas." [1]

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  1. TRI Fellows, Rewilding Institute, accessed December 2, 2008.