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Stan Bronson

Florida Earth Foundation

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Florida Earth Foundation

Bio

Stan Bronson is a seven generation Floridian, born in Orlando, with undergrad education done at Florida Southern College and grad work done at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Florida.  Spending most of his career in the citrus industry, 14 years of which was COO of a large citrus operation, in 1999 he joined the extension faculty of the University of Florida, developing a natural resources education program for South Florida ecosystem restoration initiatives. That program has evolved into the Florida Earth Foundation, begun in January 2002 as a University of Florida initiative.  In 2004 the organization was taken out of the university system to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  FEF is a public-private partnership of over 120 agencies, universities, industries and not-for-profits that develops knowledge exchange programs centered on resilience, especially around the water space.

 Bronson serves as Executive Director of Florida Earth, which administered the nation’s only permanent US program in graduate water education with the United Nations. Florida Earth also runs the US-Netherlands Connection Professional Program (USNC Pro), which brings teams of delegates to the Netherlands to exchange knowledge with Dutch colleagues who have globally acknowledged expertise in water infrastructure and management, especially as it relates to sea-level rise adaptation.  Establishing this type of knowledge exchange platform puts together those needing help in solving coastal resilience issues with those possessing expertise.   
Another hat Bronson wears is being on the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR), a Federal advisory committee.  SWRR meets in DC and in other parts of the US, usually be request of an agency.

Coming from a ranching family who supplied the land for Walt Disney World in the 1960’s, Stan’s love of the land has always been an inspiration throughout his career.