Matthew P. Mullin

Deputy Regional Director, New England and Mid-Atlantic

Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries


Matthew Mullin joined Environmental Defense Fund in May 2010 as the Oceans program's Chesapeake Bay Director. In this capacity, Matthew directs and oversees all EDF Oceans Program activity in the Chesapeake Bay, including the Blue Crab project.

His work focuses on providing market-based solutions to complex Chesapeake Bay fishery issues by working with various stakeholders to help restore the Bay’s key fish populations, protect important fishery habitat, and revitalize the Bay’s marine ecosystems.


Prior to joining EDF, Matthew served as the Maryland Director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The Commission is a tri-state legislative authority that advises the General Assemblies of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia as well as the U.S. Congress in developing sound policies and law related to the Chesapeake Bay. Matthew directed all Commission initiatives in Maryland on science, policy and legislative matters, and directly advised members of the Maryland General Assembly and Maryland members of the U.S. Congress.

Matthew also co-founded the Willow Oak Group, LLC, an environmental consulting firm based in Annapolis, MD, after working for 12 years at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Matthew holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Biology from Washington College in Chestertown, MD; a graduate-level Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University; and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences & Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

He holds numerous professional memberships and appointments, including Chair of Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society Advisory Board and the College’s Alumni Board, and is Co-Chair of the Washington College Annapolis Alumni Chapter.

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