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Name: Wright, Patrick
Current Position: Executive Director

Patrick Wright is only the second executive director in the conservancy’s 25-year history, taking the job in 2006 following the death of Dennis Machida. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College and received a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley in 1987.

He was the Bay/Delta program manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992, eventually becoming a senior policy advisor to both the deputy secretary of the Interior and the regional administrator of the EPA.

He joined the California Resources Agency where he became deputy secretary and director of the CALFED Bay-Delta program, a joint effort begun in 2001 by the state and federal government to resolve long-standing issues in the Northern California delta region. In 2003, after the Bay-Delta program was formalized into the CALFED Bay-Delta Authority, he became its first executive director. In 2005, he was reassigned as the Resources Agency’s assistant secretary for program development.

Wilson Abandons Delta Protection (by Dean E. Murphy and Daniel M. Weintraub, Los Angeles Times)

Patrick Wright Named Executive Officer of California Tahoe Conservancy (The Sierra Fund)

CALFED Director Patrick Wright Reassigned to Resources Agency (Resources Agency)

Featured Speaker (River Management Society)

Board of Directors (Tahoe Fund)

Alumni Association Formed (Goldman School of Public Policy Alumni Association)

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