Sean Grace selected as Sanctuary President

Posted on January 02, 2018 in Special Projects

Following an extensive national search, Sean Grace has been named the new president of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, effective January 2018.

Grace most recently served as the Center Director at Audubon Sharon and Team Leader for Audubon's Healthy Forest Program across Connecticut. He brings a passion for raptor conservation and education, along with nearly 20 years of experience in conservation education and leadership to Hawk Mountain.

Grace has broad experience in conservation science and education, wildlife research, business and retail marketing, as well as management and fundraising success.
In addition to his role overseeing operations at Audubon Sharon, his other past positions have included director for Wildlife Expeditions in Wyoming, director of the New Jersey Audubon Society’s Plainsboro Preserve, and district manager for Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

After earning a degree in business management from the University Of Massachusetts, Grace went on to complete a graduate-level professional residency in environmental education at the University of Utah. In 2000, he completed his MA in Environmental Studies at Montclair State University.

The president of the Sanctuary Association is responsible for effective, creative, and productive mission-based programs and manages the professional staff, programs, budget, fundraising, and physical facilities at Hawk Mountain.