Tom Bancroft, the chief scientist and vice president of the National Audubon Society, has been picked as new director for the regional conservation group, People for Puget Sound.
Bancroft will succeed People for Puget Sound founder and executive director Kathy Fletcher, who is retiring from the Puget Sound advocacy group at the end of June.
Bancroft will relocate to Puget Sound from the Washington, D.C., area where he has also served as vice president of the Wilderness Society.
“I am looking forward to working on the conservation of Puget Sound, a world-renowned estuary system,” Bancroft said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “It’s a great time to be part of this effort.”
People for Puget Sound has a membership of 10,000 and has been at the forefront of Puget Sound cleanup and restoration efforts for 20 years.