ROB STEWART SHARKWATER FOUNDATION APPOINTS
Executive Director, Lana Brandt
After an extensive search, the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation (RSSF) Board of Directors today announced Lana Brandt as the organization’s first Executive Director.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lana Brandt as our Executive Director effective World Ocean Day (June 8),” said Sandy Stewart, RSSF Board Chair. “Brandt has dedicated her career to ocean conservation and her proven ability to mobilize communities to create meaningful environmental and social change will be integral to continuing Rob’s legacy.”
“Creating the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation was the commitment of our family and Rob’s many friends and supporters to honour his legacy. Rob would be so proud of this milestone and the projects the Foundation has underway to protect sharks and our oceans,” said Brian Stewart, Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation (RSSF) Board of Directors. The RSSF is committed to protecting sharks and sustaining ocean health through public advocacy and education efforts that spark action around the world.
“Rob had an incredible gift that captivated people. His heroic storytelling and ability to film rarely seen beauty in our natural world allowed him to capture people’s hearts and inspire change. Like many people in the conservation community, Rob influenced my career, to put it simply,” said Lana Brandt, RSSF Executive Director. “I met Rob shortly after Sharkwater released and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to join efforts with him over the years on sustainability issues including improved seafood labelling and raising awareness around shark fin soup. I am honoured to be chosen for this role and to continue the critical work that Rob Stewart is globally recognized for.”
Congratulations Lana. Welcome to the team.