Delta Conservancy names first executive officer
March 3, 2011
• Environmental manager to lead new state agency
• Years of experience in California water issues
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy has hired Campbell Ingram as the state agency’s first executive officer. He assumes his responsibilities on Monday, March 7.
The Conservancy has been operating without a permanent executive officer since it was established on Feb. 3, 2010. Its mission is to lead efforts that advance both environmental protection and the economic well being of Delta residents in a complementary manner.
Mr. Ingram comes to the agency after working five years for the Nature Conservancy as an associate director of its California Water Program. His focus areas included participation in the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, exploration of wetland carbon sequestration opportunities, and South Sacramento County groundwater management planning.
Prior to that Mr. Ingram worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service implementing several Central Valley Project Improvement Act restoration programs and the CALFED Environmental Water Program. He also spent time with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation working directly for the CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Program.
“The Conservancy Board members and Staff have done an excellent job getting the organization up and running, culminating with the recent release of the final draft of an
Interim Strategic Plan,” says Mr. Ingram, 46.