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Page - May 20, 2010

Kumi Naidoo
Greenpeace International Executive Director

Greenpeace's International Executive Director is Kumi NaidooBorn in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009. Born in South Africa in 1965, Kumi Naidoo became involved in South Africa's liberation struggle at the age of 15 when he joined the Helping Hands Youth Organisation (an affiliate of the South African Youth Congress). From 1998 to 2008, Kumi was the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of Johannesburg-based Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. He has also been Global Council co-chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty since its inception in 2003.

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Annie Leonard
Greenpeace USA Executive Director

Annie LeonardAnnie Leonard has over two decades of experience investigating and explaining the environmental and social impacts of our stuff: where it comes from, how it gets to us, and where it goes after we get rid of it. Her film, The Story of Stuff, blossomed into The Story of Stuff Project, which works to empower people around the globe to fight for a more sustainable and just future. The project has built a community of over half a million people and released 8 more videos since The Story of Stuff, which have been viewed over 40 million times and been incorporated into countless school and faith curricula. In 2010, Simon & Schuster published Leonard’s New York Times bestselling book, The Story of Stuff, which takes a deeper dive into the issues of the film. A hallmark of Leonard’s work with The Story of Stuff Project has been her keen recognition that solving environmental crises requires working across a wide range of movements to fix economic and political systems that are currently dominated by corporations at the expense of people’s health.

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Franklyn Baker
Chief Operating Officer

Franklyn Baker Chief Operating OfficerFranklyn is a senior executive with more than 20 years of cross-functional management level experience. Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Greenpeace USA, Franklyn served for the past five years as Chief Operating Officer and more recently as Chief of Staff and External Affairs Officer with Volunteers of America Chesapeake. During his tenure, he held primary responsibility for leading and improving operations of 32 diverse programs employing more than 750 staff geographically located from VA Beach to Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD.

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Britt Cocanour
Director of Public Outreach

BrittBritt is a seasoned leader, who has worked on a range of issues, and is excited to work on her core passion – protecting the environment. She has served as the Executive Director of Alley Cat Allies, Chief of Staff, Deputy Political Director and Training Director at EMILY’s List, Political Finance Coordinator at SEIU, and as a campaign and finance manager of several congressional campaigns.She has managed digital teams, grassroots training programs, communication teams, fundraising teams, and entire organizations.

Nicky Davies
Campaigns Director

Nicola Davies / Greenpeace USA Campaigns Director Nicky Davies is the campaigns director for Greenpeace USA. With nearly 15 years campaigning and campaign management experience in the environment and social change sector, Nicky is highly motivated to be a powerful voice for the progressive movement.

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David Barre
Communications Director

David Barre / Greenpeace USA Communications Director David has been with Greenpeace for over six years. In addition to working at Greenpeace USA, he has spent time working at Greenpeace International on a variety of projects. He brings this rich history with Greenpeace, his expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to motivate his communications team and shake up the environmental community with no-nonsense messages, views and perspectives.

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Njambi Good
Grassroots Director

Njambi Good / Greenpeace USA Grassroots Director Njambi has more than 15 years experience in effective advocacy work. Good has led thematic issue campaigns attracting hundreds of media stories a year from major outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, The Nation, and The Daily Show.

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Ben Kroetz
Director of Online Strategy

Ben Kroetz Greenpeace US Director of Online StrategyBen joined Greenpeace USA in 2008 to expand the online organizing program and integrate online engagement with the rest of the organization. He is now responsible for coordinating all of Greenpeace's online work including campaigning, organizing, community-building, marketing and fundraising as the Director of the Online Strategy department.

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Nathan Santry
Actions Director

Nathan Santry Greenpeace US Actions DirectorNathan began as a volunteer and canvasser for Greenpeace in 1988. As actions director at Greenpeace, Nathan manages Greenpeace's nonviolent direct actions and trains the upcoming activist community.

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