Holly Greening’s academic training involved extensive food web studies in North Florida estuaries, where she received a MS in Marine Ecology from Florida State University in 1980. Ms. Greening’s professional career has focused on implementation and management of watershed and estuarine projects for state, federal, and private entities. As Senior Scientist for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program from it’s inception in 1991 to 2008, she designed and managed over 200 projects in the areas of general aquatic ecology, watershed management, water quality, atmospheric deposition and toxic materials management. As Executive Director, Ms. Greening is responsible for maintaining the strong public and private partnerships forged through the Estuary Program for the continuation of the bay’s restoration and recovery.
Ms. Greening has served on the Governing Board of the Estuarine Research Federation, and three recent National Research Council Committees on coastal issues, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board and the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council.