Long-time Juneau resident Susan Murray has earned promotion to Pacific Deputy Vice President at the local office of the non-profit Oceana.
Murray started working at Oceana in 2003, early in the organization’s history. Before earning her new title, Murray worked as Senior Director of Oceana’s Pacific offices. Murray new role has her managing three Pacific offices located in Juneau, Portland, Ore and Monterey, Calif.
Murray received her undergraduate degree from Duke University. She has lived in Juneau for the past 22 years.
For her work protecting sea turtles, Murray received the Blue Friend of the Year award in October 2011 from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
Oceana was founded in 2001 as an organization focused on protecting the earth’s oceans. It opened its Pacific headquarters in Juneau one year later.
In Alaska the non-profit works on issues such as the conservation of Aleutian corals, sea lions and as a watchdog of Pacific trawling and Arctic oil exploration.
Oceana has offices in North, South and Central America and Europe.