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Marco Carbone Named Chief Technology Officer of the National Audubon Society

Carbone joins Audubon from the American Civil Liberties Union.

NEW YORK (September 24, 2019) – Today, the National Audubon Society announced the appointment of Marco Carbone as Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Carbone led the digital product and engineering technology transformation at the ACLU.

“Audubon is local everywhere and our vast network of 1.4 million members and 450 chapters have incredible influence to help protect birds and the places they need,” said Stephen Meyer, Audubon’s Chief Operations Officer. “Given the immense conservation challenges we’re facing we need bigger and better tools so that our impact can continue to grow.  Marco has transformed and scaled technology to handle rapid growth of membership, to enable expansions of grassroots advocacy programs, and to meet the dynamic needs of ambitious nonprofits.”

While at ACLU, Carbone established the Product & Technology team, growing from three staff members to over twenty engineers, designers, and product managers to support the fundraising, advocacy, communications, and programmatic goals of the organization. Prior to that, Carbone consulted as technical lead and software developer for a range of clients including Teach for America, GLAAD, and the United States Department of State.

“I am thrilled to be joining Audubon to further its conservation mission nationwide,” said Carbone. “In collaboration with peer teams, there are significant opportunities to leverage technology to take the science, advocacy, education, and conservation work beyond its existing successes.”

Carbone has a Masters Science, Computer Science from Harvard University and a B.S in Engineering and Computer Science from Tufts University. He is a member of CTOs for Good and a recognized contributor to open source projects.

To learn a little more about Audubon’s new Chief Technology Officer, read about how the ACLU built a ‘tech dream team’ with Carbone at the forefront.

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About Audubon
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.

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