Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, talks with National Geographic's Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns about the future of environmental conservation.
They explore everything from ecosystem protection to global warming while discussing the keys to an effective non-profit organization.
From Anchorage, Alaska, to Africa's Zambezi River, Chris Johns's National Geographic magazine assignments have taken him all over the globe. And in 2005, this versatile photographer comfortable photographing people, wildlife, landscapes, and complex environmental issues became National Geographic's Editor in Chief.
In 1990 Johns photographed and wrote the critically acclaimed book Valley of Life: Africa's Great Rift. He followed with a National Geographic Society book, Hawaii's Hidden Treasures, which dealt with Hawaii's extinction crisis.
Johns lives on a small farm in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.
Mark R. Tercek
Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Previously, he was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he headed the firm’s Center for Environmental Markets and its environmental strategy group.
He played a major role in designing and implementing its environmental strategy, and he headed various business units, including corporate finance, equity capital markets, consumer/healthcare, and leadership development. He is a member of many boards and councils, and he serves as an adjunct professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business.