Surfrider Foundation: New Washington D.C. Federal Policy Analyst

San Clemente, CA ¿ The Surfrider Foundation Board of Directors unanimously ratified a resolution presented by staff at the January 29 Board meeting to establish a new national position of Federal Policy Analyst to be based in Washington, D.C. In doing so, they also designated former Board of Director member Darryl Hatheway to serve in this position. It will be a voluntary position assignment commensurate with Advisory Board status, and will maintain a national Surfrider presence in our nation’s Capitol.

“We believe that Darryl’s passion for the coast and Surfrider’s mission, coupled with over 20 years of professional experience in coastal and oceanographic science will greatly assist our staff and members in understanding federal coastal policy,” said Chris Evans, Surfrider’s Executive Director.

This volunteer position is appointed by the Board of Directors and supervised by Evans and Deputy Executive Director, Michelle Kremer. As Federal Policy Analyst, Hatheway will update and provide guidance to Surfrider staff on national coastal policy and public affairs.

Hatheway is a Washington, D.C. metro-area local, an active surfer for over 30 years, and has served on the Surfrider Foundation National Board of Directors from January 1996 through December 1999. He will continue in his job as Senior Coastal Scientist at Dewberry & Davis in Fairfax, VA and serve as Chairman of the local Washington, D.C. Surfrider Chapter, which he co-founded in 1994.

The Surfrider Foundation is an international 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. Founded in 1984, today it consists of over 25,000 members with 47 domestic chapters and international affiliates in Australia, France, Japan, Brazil and Canada.