Seth Horstmeyer is a director with Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project. He oversees operations in Pew’s effort to create large, fully protected marine reserves, with a focus on projects in Australia, New Zealand, and Palau.
Horstmeyer has served many roles within Pew’s environment team. He was director of the reforming industrial animal agriculture initiative and was a senior officer responsible for overseeing field operations and advocacy in more than 30 states. During that time he concurrently served as director of Pew’s Law of the Sea project, working with American businesses and national security interests to create the American Sovereignty Campaign to encourage the U.S. Senate to approve an international treaty governing activities on the high seas.
Previously, Horstmeyer spent more than six years in the National Environmental Trust field department in various capacities. Before that, he worked for the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international nonprofit organization that investigates and exposes environmental offenses.
Horstmeyer holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Miami University.