Andrew M. Hutson

Director, Fishery Solutions Center


Areas of expertise:
Oceans Program, renewing fisheries, supply chains, corporate partnerships, stakeholder engagement, sustainable development, tropical forests

Andrew leads a team of diverse, highly-talented experts driving the Oceans program’s science, fisheries management design, training and supply chain/finance work. Prior to joining the Fishery Solutions Center, he was part of Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships Program where, among other roles, he opened EDF’s office in Bentonville, Arkansas, worked to reduce energy use in Chinese factories, and partnered with leading food companies to halt Amazon deforestation.

Andrew recently served on a committee of the National Research Council of the National Academies to provide guidance to the Environmental Protection Agency on sustainability tools and metrics.

Andrew received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) in Resource Economics & Policy from Duke University. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations.


  • Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.E.M., Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
  • B.A., James Madison College at Michigan State University

Before joining the Fishery Solutions Center, Andrew spent eight years with EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program. As the Director, Global Value Chain Initiatives, he led the development and implementation of value chain strategies to reduce the impacts of trade and commerce on ecosystems. Prior to joining EDF, Andrew was a strategic research consultant in the operations practice of the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC where he helped launch the Manufacturing Leadership Board, a program for senior-most manufacturing executives.

He has also served as a consultant to business and non-profit organizations in both developing and industrialized countries, including Oxfam America, Ford de México, and Industria Nacional de Autopartes (Mexican autoparts industry association). He was named a Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2006.

Prior to graduate school, he worked as a business process analyst for Accenture and served as a volunteer with the RARE Center for Tropical Conservation in Honduras.