Communications and Development
MARK  J.  CARR  is Director of Communications and Development for the Institute for the Human Environment.

Mr. Carr is recognized for his creation of and leadership for organizations helping young people understand the connections between commerce within free markets; culture of our global community; conservation of key natural resources and environments, plus career awareness and workforce development in energy, infrastructure and natural resource sectors.

Mr. Carr has broad experience developing support alongside major and family philanthropic foundations; from successful, passionate individuals, and via socially engaged businesses on educational and natural resource issues. In parallel, he has enjoyed many successes forming durable strategic partnerships that addressed public benefits from private enterprise and from public-private partnership's investments in infrastructure and in natural resource stewardship.

A respected issue educator, his award-winning public affairs and communications efforts have been widely recognized. The RiverWorks Discovery science, technology, science, technology and arts (STEM-A) education program he founded has been enjoyed by over one and a half million participants nationwide. He has published articles on realigning corporate sustainability around operational efficiencies; on the challenges of participating in international climate initiatives; on relying on benefit/cost analysis to guide infrastructure investment, and on transportation systems. Mr. Carr has served as subject-matter expert for the design and engineering of software systems.

Mr. Carr served the National Academies of Science as a chair of a research committee, a co-founder of a committee and a peer reviewer on national research programs. In addition, he served on research advisory panels for private industry, including how to value public water resources. Mr. Carr also led or served on teams that popularized research results for policy makers, for businesses and for the general public.