J. David Rankin

Program Director

David is Vice President of Programs at the Great Lakes Protection Fund. He leads the staff team that designs the Fund’s initiatives, develops and reviews project proposals, and manages the Fund’s portfolio of supported projects.

David has also held senior positions with The Nature Conservancy, USEPA, and state environmental protection agencies. He has negotiated international conservation agreements, testified as an expert witness in environmental litigation, designed new conservation and environmental protection programs, and drafted environmental laws and regulations. His environmental science degree was earned at Miami University. His Masters in Business Administration was awarded with High Honors from the University of Chicago.