Dr. Andrew A. Rosenberg
Dr. Andrew (Andy) Rosenberg is President of MRAG Americas, working closely with the Executive Team on company business strategy and operations. Over four decades as a leading expert in renewable resource management, Andy has served in senior positions in government, academia, and non-profit institutions as a scientist, policymaker, and advisor. For the past ten years he has been the founding director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has also been Chief Scientist for Conservation International and Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment and Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire. From 1998-2000, Andy served as the Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) where he dealt with policy decisions on science and resource management issues nationwide as well as the administration of the agency. He was also a principal agency spokesperson before Congress, the public, and technical audiences. Before becoming NMFS Deputy Director, Andy was the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator, where he negotiated and implemented the recovery program for New England and mid-Atlantic fisheries, implemented marine mammal recovery programs and endangered species protections throughout the northeast. He also has served as the U.S. lead representative in several international fishery management organizations such as NAFO, NASCO, and FAO. Andy has also served as a lead author and member of numerous high level science and policy boards and commissions including the US Commission on Ocean Policy, the Third US National Climate Change Impacts Assessment, The National Academy of Science America’s Climate Choices Study, the First World Ocean Assessment, the International Transboundary Waters Assessment and many more.
Andy’s scientific work is in the field of population dynamics, resource assessment, and resource management policy. He holds a B.S. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in Oceanography from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University. He was on the faculty of Imperial College of Science and Technology in London for six years and was the Deputy Director of the Renewable Resources Assessment Group, an internationally known quantitative analysis and policy consultancy group.