After joining Pacific Environment in early 2013, Kevin Harun quickly established his leadership in the coalition seeking to protect Arctic ecosystems from the harmful impacts of increased, unregulated shipping in the face of disappearing sea ice. Kevin has been instrumental in bringing strategic focus to member efforts, and he drives the implementation of advocacy campaigns targeting key national and international decision makers.
Previously, Kevin served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE) and for three years as Program Officer of Forestry, Oceans and Arctic programs at the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Kevin served as state Communications Director for the Alaska Democratic Party, and he has worked successfully to elect Democratic candidates to the state legislature and U.S. Senate. He also served locally as Director of the Sustainability Department of Anchorage. Kevin co-founded an environmental organization in the Russian Far East modeled on his successful work at ACE. Kevin attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage and Fairbanks and has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.