Annie Hawkins (Executive Director)


Annie is professionally dedicated to improving ocean resource management through advocacy and regulatory initiatives. Prior to joining RODA, she provided government relations support to a variety of fishing industry and ocean technology clients with a Washington, D.C. law firm. She previously held positions in fisheries management and marine regulation including at the New England Fishery Management Council and NOAA’s Large Marine Ecosystems program. Throughout her career she has specialized in working with public and private sector partners to develop practical, science-based solutions to business, policy, and environmental challenges.

Annie holds Juris Doctor and Master of Marine Affairs degrees from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Conservation Biology and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.

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Lane Johnston (Programs Manager)

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Lane is interested in bridging the conversation between marine policy, scientific research, and ocean resource users. As RODA’s policy fellow, she helps improve communication of the ongoing status of offshore development projects to RODA members and works to collate input from the fishing industry to inform RODA’s focal areas.  

Lane recently graduated from University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy with a M.S. in Marine Biology. Originally from the West Coast, Lane received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from University of Southern California. 

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