The Capitol Beach Best of 2019!

October 4, 2020

It's been a great year for the Capitol Beach pod on ASPN!

On this special show, Derek looks back at some his favorite Capitol Beach interviews of 2019. Here are some of the best segments of the year!

1)  United States Senator Tom Carper

2) United States Representative Garret Graves

3)  Eric Bush & Joe Redican of the US Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division

4)  Renee Orr, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

5)  Mark Osler, Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience at NOAA

6) US Coastal Research Program (USCRP): Julie Rosati with US Army Corps of Engineers, Hilary Stockdon with US Geological Survey, and Nicole Elko with American Shore & Beach Preservation Association.

Show Transcription
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Derek Brockbank

Derek Brockbank is Executive Director of Coastal States Organization (CSO), which represents the nation’s Coastal States, Territories, and Commonwealths on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes issues. With two decades of experience in Washington DC on coastal adaptation policy and organizational development, Derek is connecting state coastal management programs with federal agencies and resources in order to address the greatest coastal challenges facing society. He previously served as executive director for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) where he led the strategic planning and outreach, government affairs, and development goals of the nation’s leading organization advocating for beach and coastal restoration. Prior to starting with ASBPA, Derek worked as campaign director for a coalition effort to restore the Mississippi River Delta and Coastal Louisiana, and was part of a gulf-wide campaign to pass the RESTORE Act, securing billions of dollars for Gulf Coast restoration. This followed up on his work with National Wildlife Federation on climate adaption. Derek grew up in New York City and got his coastal education from an early age playing on the beaches of Long Island, and kayaking and fishing in Peconic Bay.