NOAA - Ecosystem Goal Team - To protect, restore and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to management
Kacky Andrews is the Program Manager of NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Prior to joining NOAA, she was the Executive Director of the Coastal States Organization, a nonprofit that represents the interests of the Governors of the 35 coastal states and territories on ocean and coastal policy issues in Washington DC. Before moving to Washington DC, Ms. Andrews was the Director of the Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. As the CAMA Director, Ms. Andrews oversaw the management of nearly 2 million acres of marine protected areas, acted as the State Co-Trustee of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and served as Florida’s Point of Contact for the US Coral Reef Task Force. Ms. Andrews has a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, a J.D. from the University of Florida, and an LL.M. in Natural Resource and Environmental Law and Policy from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She is a native of Ft. Myers, Florida.