Restore America's Estuaries is proud to announce the start of our President's Circle. The President's Circle will consist of a small group of influential individuals who will promote RAE’s mission and act as ambassadors for the organization.  If you would like to learn more about how to become a member of the President’s Circle please contact Jeff Benoit at 703-524-0248.

Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan has a particular interest in Water Quality, specifically in Southern New England. He has been involved
PhotoNEWwith Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay for around 40 years and currently serves as a Commissioner on the state-chartered Narragansett Bay Commission. Alan has also been the owner of Teknicote Inc. since1985. Alan attended the University of Vermont, Burlington and received a Bachelor's of Science in Management and then went to Harvard Business School. He was born in Providence, RI and has been married for 51 years with 3 children. His interests are sailing, rowing, golfing, skiing, and protecting Narragansett Bay.


Carleen Lyden Walker

Carleen Lyden Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) leveraging off her experience as a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry with over 40 years of experience.  She specializes in identifying, developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications programs that increase the visibility and effectiveness of NAMEPA as well as the development of educational resources promoting marine environment protection.  She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators, conservation groups and educators to “Save the Seas”.

Carleen Lyden Walker

In 2015, Ms. Lyden-Kluss was appointed an Ambassador by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). She is a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association), the Connecticut Maritime Association, the Marine Society of the City of New York, INTERTANKO, The National Press Club, WIMAC (Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean) and is a Past-President of the Propeller Club Chapter of the Port of NY/NJ, as well as a Trustee of American Caribbean Maritime Foundation. She was also elected to the Board of Trustees of the Coast Guard Foundation, the Tall Ships America Foundation, New York Harbor Foundation and the New Era Academy Transportation Technologies Program in Baltimore.  She sits on the Board of Gibbs & Cox.

Ms. Lyden-Kluss is also Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications, is Chief Evolution Officer of SHIPPINGInsight, and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Consortium for International Maritime Heritage.  In 2010, she was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the United States Coast Guard and in 2014 a Public Service Commendation for her work on World Maritime Day and AMVER, respectively.  Ms. Lyden-Kluss graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science and History (minor in Economics) and studied Accounting at Cornell School of Business Administration,and is a trained facilitator and media trainer.  She held a USCG Captain’s license.