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Julie Wormser Named Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association

News from The Boston Harbor Association:

Julie Wormser Named Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association,
Joins Vivien Li in expansion of senior management team

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) announced today the hire of Julie Wormser as Executive Director of the organization.  Wormser joins President Vivien Li, who was promoted to President in March after serving as Executive Director for 20 years.

“The combination of Julie Wormser and Vivien Li creates a very strong senior team for TBHA,” said Brian Dacey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  “Between Vivien’s unmatched knowledge of Boston Harbor issues and Julie’s extensive background in environmental policy and capacity building, our new team has the skills and resources to enable TBHA to grow our advocacy and programming efforts.”

Wormser has had an impressive career at several environmental organizations. Most recently, she served as New England Regional Director of the Oceans Program for the Environmental Defense Fund. Previously, she managed regional policy programs for the Appalachian Mountain Club and The Wilderness Society.  “Julie was the unanimous choice of our Board of Directors after an extensive search process identified a number of strong candidates,” said Dacey.

“Julie is joining us at an important time in our organization’s history,” said Vivien Li, “With the near-completion of both the harbor cleanup and the 47-mile Harbor Walk, Boston Harbor is once again a vibrant, world-class resource for residents and visitors alike.  Yet with the rise in the sea level threatening this historic port, we have yeoman’s work ahead of us to protect the city’s harbor front businesses and infrastructure from the impacts of climate change.”

“I have long been a fan of Vivien’s and of TBHA,” said Wormser.  “I look forward to working together with her and with a wide range of partners to address the emerging threats and to leverage opportunities to Boston Harbor and the communities that surround it.”

“It is an exciting time,” agreed Li. “We’ve accomplished a great deal over the first three decades of this organization’s existence.  I’m looking forward to even greater success in the years to come.”

Founded in 1973, The Boston Harbor Association is the leading non-profit, public interest organization working to promote a clean, alive and accessible Boston Harbor, and is committed to providing free programming for the general public and students to learn about Boston Harbor and the waterfront.