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Tom Skinner

Professional Focus
Natural resources conservation
Strategic planning and policy development
Program management and implementation

• Established and implemented Massachusetts coastal policies on ocean
governance, port and waterfront development, public access and stewardship
Protected 70,000 acres for conservation and public use in Massachusetts
Coordinated and promoted natural resource and transportation policies for
  Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. (Maine)
Developed five-year financing and planning strategies for a European national
railway with 70 million annual passengers and 60% freight market share
Managed state agency budgets, administration, personnel and legislation
• Initiated public education and outreach strategies for state and federal
environmental programs

Durand & Anastas Environmental Strategies, Inc., 2004 - present
• Senior Project Manager

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1999 - 2004
• Assistant Secretary/Director, Office of Coastal Zone Management
  Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Jillson and Marshall Associates, 1998 - 1999
Consultant to the Railways of the Slovak Republic (ŽSR)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1992 - 1998
Director of Land Policy and Planning,
  Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1991 - 1992
Director of External Programs, New England Region

State of Maine, 1987 - 1991
Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development
Director of Federal-State Relations, Office of the Governor
Special Assistant for marine resources, conservation, public safety and
transportation, Office of the Governor

U.S. House of Representatives, 1984 - 1987
Legislative Assistant

Lisbon Falls (Maine) High School, 1983 - 1984
Deer Isle-Stonington (Maine) Junior/Senior High School, 1982
American history and civics teacher

Conservation Achievement Award, 1995
The Nature Conservancy (Massachusetts Chapter)

Elmer Smith Award for Excellence in Education, 1983
Brown University

Brown University (Masters of Arts in Teaching), 1983
Bowdoin College (A.B., History), 1980

Committees, Task Forces and Boards
• Vice-Chair, Coastal States Organization (CSO), 2002 - 2004
• Chair, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, 2002 - 2003
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
GoMOOS), 2002 - 2003
President, U.S. Association of Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council on the
Marine Environment, 2001 - 2004
Co-Chair, University of Massachusetts/Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Task Force on Marine Science and Technology, 2000 - 2002
Chair, Massachusetts Interagency Lands Committee, 1992 - 1998

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

• Member, Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force, 2003 - 2004
• Member, Executive Board, The Coastal Society (TCS), 2002 – present
Member, Executive Committee, University of Massachusetts/Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Commonwealth Partnership, 2002 – 2003
Ex Officio, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board,
2001 - 2004
Member, Board of Directors, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS), 2002 - present
Member, Board of the Corporate Wetlands Restoration Program, 1999 - 2002
Governor's Representative to the Coastal States Organization, 1999 - 2004
Member, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, 1999 - 2004
Ex Officio, Coastal Resources Advisory Board (CRAB), 1999 - 2004
Member, Advisory Committee on Historic Landscapes, 1997 - 1998
Member, Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee, 1992 - 1998

State of Maine

• Governor's Representative to the National Governors' Association (NGA),
1987 - 1989
• Governor's Representative to the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG),
1987 - 1989
Governor's Representative to the CONEG High Speed Rail Task Force,
1987 - 1989
Governor's Representative to the New England Governor's Conference (NEGC),
1987 - 1989
Governor's Representative to the Board on Pardons and Commutations,
1987 - 1989


• Community Rowing, Board of Directors, 1993 – 1995; President 1994-1995
• Bowdoin College, Class Agent, 1984 – 1986

· Massachusetts Coast Guide to Boston and the North Shore. Co-editor.
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, 2004
· Waves of Change: The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force
Report and Recommendations. Contributing author and co-editor. Massachusetts
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 2004
· A Strategic Plan for the Coastal States Organization, Inc., 2003 - 2005.
  Contributing author. Coastal States Organization, May, 2003.
· Coast Lines. Editor/contributor for an annual agency magazine.
  Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, 2002 - 2004.
· CZ-Mail.
Editor for a monthly agency electronic newsletter. Massachusetts.
Office of Coastal Zone Management, 2002 - 2004. 
· The State of Our Environment, Update 2001. Editor/contributing author of an
annual report. Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 2001.
· "Promoting a Regional Identity in the Gulf of Maine." Guest column Gulf of
  Maine Times
, 2000.
· Železnice Slovenskej Republiky (Railways of the Slovak Republic).
  Editor/contributor for annual and financial reports, 1998 - 2000.
· Massachusetts Open Space Protection Programs. Author of a report on land
  conservation. Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1995.
· Planning Our Third Decade. Editor of an annual report. U.S. EPA, 1992.

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