Sally McGee

Sally McGee works for the Nature Conservancy where she is the Director for Climate and Strategic Initiatives. Some of her areas of work include the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, Sustaining Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR), and restorative seaweed aquaculture in Chile. For 11 years, Sally was the Conservancy’s Northeast Marine Program Director in the U.S., where her work focused on marine spatial planning, renewable energy, and wild harvest fisheries. Sally received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College and her master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. She holds a 100-ton US Coast Guard license that she has used in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, and North and South Pacific oceans. Sally developed, owned, and operated an oyster farm, Sixpenny Oysters, in Noank, Connecticut for many years. Previously, Sally was a voting member of the New England Fishery Management Council, which governs fisheries out to 200 miles offshore. She also worked for several years in the U.S. House of Representatives on natural resource and agriculture issues.

Updated June 2024