Scott D. Cecil

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Conservation Agreement Fund

Scott Cecil is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Conservation Agreement Fund. Scott, through several ventures has been instrumental in funding the Upper Essequibo Conservation Concession (UECC) in Guyana since 2006 when he first read an article about conservation agreements authored by Dr. Richard Rice.

Because of his strong belief fostered throughout his life that we must all work to protect the environment, Cecil recently sought to further his involvement in conservation projects, and thus began work with Rice to form the Conservation Agreement Fund. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans with a degree in economics, Scott worked for many years as an executive in the wireless telecommunications industry. Today, the inspiration and motivation behind Scott’s philanthropic mission is his fervent belief that every generation should leave future generations better off than the one that came before. While this can certainly be applied in financial terms, he feels that financial betterment won’t really matter without a healthy environment.

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