April 7, 2021 — Chris Hawkins is newly promoted to lead the Marine, Ocean & Coastal Sciences and Information Group West (MOCSI West).  Chris most recently served as the Executive Director of Lynker’s Sustainable Pacific Program, where he helped establish a tremendous number of partnerships with non-profits and other capacity-challenged organizations to promote sustainable coastal and marine resources. In his new role, Chris will lead MOCSI’s efforts on the West Coast, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific Islands. Lynker has a broad environmental science, management, and technology portfolio supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, other federal and state agencies, and various industry and non-profit partners. Chris has worked in the U.S. Pacific Islands since 2002 and is honored to continue to serve these needs of our coastal communities and Lynker’s great employees.