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Project AWARE® Announces Danna Moore as Director of Global Operations

The Project AWARE Foundation Board of Directors announces the selection of Danna Moore as the Director of Global Operations effective 7 August 2017.

Moore is a seasoned leader with a background in program development, marketing, outreach and operations management. She has successfully navigated organizations through the creation of operational processes that merge financial efficiency with the mission of a non governmental organization (NGO). Moore thrives in positions that require her to shift quickly between issues, stakeholders and approaches. She’s passionate about protecting marine life and the oceans, and has worked across a broad range of communities on issues such as marine debris, habitat protection and overfishing. Moore most recently worked with Pew Charitable Trusts to protect critical habitats off the California coast.

Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in International Relations, both from San Francisco State University. She is an experienced public speaker and has more than 10 years of experience fostering high-level stakeholder relationships within the NGO community.

“We are confident that Danna’s highly engaged communication style, her in-depth understanding of NGO operations and her passion for marine protection will all lead to success in her new role as Director of Global Operations for Project AWARE Foundation,” says Dr. Drew Richardson, Chairman of the Project AWARE Foundation Board. “We look forward to new and dynamic ways for Project AWARE to partner with PADI and strengthen our ongoing commitment to the health of our ocean planet.”

Project AWARE staff working in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia form a united front, empowering a movement and tackling specific objectives for ocean protection. As Director of Global Operations, Moore will lead Project AWARE’s team in the development and implementation of overall strategy, global operations, brand and partnerships.

About Project AWARE

Project AWARE is a global nonprofit environmental organization with a defined environmental mission and purpose to create and maintain a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. A strong grassroots network of divers, ocean enthusiasts, marine activists and volunteers powers a growing movement to protect the aquatic world. The organization’s longstanding achievements in underwater protection make Project AWARE PADI’s preferred nonprofit partner. PADI provides in-kind support to the foundation and encourages divers to join the Project AWARE movement. Discover how you can be an agent of positive change for the ocean, dive in to www.projectaware.org


About PADI

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the world’s largest recreational diver training organization with more than 133,000 PADI Professionals and 6400 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts worldwide. PADI issues nearly one million certifications each year, making underwater exploration and adventure accessible to people around the world. In doing so, PADI has created a growing number of ocean ambassadors to help defend and preserve the marine environment, and will continue to bring the conversation to the forefront to inspire action.

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