A national search led the Heal the Bay board to Ruskin Hartley, a veteran environmentalist who most recently headed the Save the Redwoods League. He’s a Cambridge-educated geographer by training. Here's the release. Excerpts from the Santa Monica-based enviro group's 10 Things to Know about Heal the Bay's New CEO:
1. Ruskin worked at the Save the Redwoods League in San Francisco for 15 years, six of those years as the Executive Director. In its nearly 100 year history, The League helped protect over 180,000 acres of redwood forest and create over 39 redwood state parks and preserves.
3. He was asleep in Kuwait City when Iraq invaded Kuwait leading up to the Gulf War. Subsequently, he spent two years in Kuwait as an environmental planner working on the country's third post-war reconstruction plan.
4. He's seen every episode of Battlestar Galactica.
6. He's a cricket fan and is learning to love baseball.
He tweets as @ruskinhartley.