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Armando Quintero Named SNRI Executive Director

February 24, 2015

Armando Quintero has been chosen as the new executive director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI), where he will work to enhance research conducted by SNRI-affiliated faculty members.

“I am delighted Armando is taking this leadership role,” SNRI Faculty Director Professor Roger Bales said. “His work with SNRI will be critical for faculty members and regional stakeholders — such as electric providers, land managers and water agencies — to bring our research to bear on a sustainable future for the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley.”

As executive director, Quintero will continue cultivating relationships to support the research being conducted by SNRI’s more than 35 affiliated researchers and various programs, such as the Center for Climate Communication.

He’ll also directly support the research, including the new multicampus UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative, designed to build a strategic base of water knowledge to help California and the nation achieve a water-secure future.

Quintero serves on the Marin Municipal Water Board and has worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the John Muir National Historic Site.

Quintero said he’s honored by his selection as the new SNRI executive director.

“It is an extraordinary privilege to be working with researchers whose work is focused on sustainable solutions for the world,” he said.