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National Aquarium names conservation officer

Eric SchwaabThe National Aquarium in Baltimore announced it has named its first-ever chief conservation officer.

Eric Schwaab, who has 20+ years of experience in natural resource conservation, will become senior vice president and CCO of the Baltimore aquarium on July 1. Schwaab is currently the acting assistant secretary for conservation and management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Before joining NOAA, Schwaab was deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from McDaniel College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and a master’s degree in geography and environmental planning from Towson University.