Amy Fraenkel
Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Amy Fraenkel has over 30 years of experience in international environmental law and policy. She joined CMS after working for six years with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada. Part of the senior management, she led the Division on Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach. She also served for six years as the Director of the UNEP Regional Office for North America in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Fraenkel was Senior Counsel of the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, working on legislation related to climate change, fisheries, endangered species, ocean and coastal ecosystems, and maritime issues. Ms. Fraenkel also worked as a senior policy advisor in the Office of International Affairs within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in private law practice for seven years. She holds a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and is a graduate of Grinnell College.  

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