provided to the Santiva Chronicle
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation CEO Ryan Orgera announced Friday, Oct. 8, he will be leaving the organization at the end of the year.
Orgera, who has been with SCCF for the past three years, has accepted a position as the inaugural Global Director of an international fisheries management project that will seek to identify and fight against corruption in large-scale, industrial fisheries around the world.
In his new position, Orgera will have the ability to effect change in global systems and fight for our shared oceans, the announcement stated. This new initiative is being launched by and funded through Oceans 5 and Pew Charitable Trusts.
“I am incredibly proud of the three rewarding years I have spent here,” Orgera said in his announcement. “Because of our incredible staff, board and community, I have been able to help shepherd the organization to meaningful successes. This is the most committed, bright and welcoming group of people I have ever known.”
SCCF Board of Trustees and staff have begun the process of identifying Orgera’s successor.
“Ryan has done a tremendous job of maximizing opportunities, developing partnerships, and weather pandemic challenges during his tenure,” said Board President Don Rice. “While his departure was unexpected, we are proud to see him take on a new position with world-wide implications for the environment.”