Matthew P. Mullin

Northeast Regional Director

Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, marine habitat protection, ocean ecosystem conservation


Matt directs all Oceans Program work in the Northeastern region of the United States, including New England, Mid-Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay.

His work focuses on designing and implementing market-based solutions to complex fisheries issues by working with a wide range of stakeholders to help protect and restore the region's most ecologically and economically important fish populations, protect important marine habitats, and revitalize the northeast ocean ecosystem.


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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