Albert George has the honor of serving as the first Director of Conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium. During his tenure, Al formulated the South Carolina Aquarium Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education (RICE), a strategy focused on moving beyond elite scientific and policy discussions to make the topic of resilience accessible to everyone. In this manner, RICE provides individuals and stakeholders alike with the information they need for strategic resilience planning.
Al is the founder of the Georgia Green Economy Summit, which has worked to promote green economy growth in the state of Georgia, as well as the co-founder of the Amazon Reforestation Project. He has previously served as the Director of Education for the Georgia Aquarium, Inc., and has held appointments as a strategy management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as a research associate for the Center for Marine Environmental Science and Biotechnology. Al completed his B.S. in Marine Biology and Chemistry from Savannah State University, as well as the P.R.E.P. program at Yale University, concentrating in physiology cellular molecular genetics. He then completed a program of study from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government/MIT in addition to completing a Master’s of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Albert currently serves as a member of the NASEM report committee on Long-Term Environmental Trends in the Gulf of Mexico.