SFEI's New Executive Officer
"We are excited to welcome Rainer as executive officer. His interpersonal skills, ability to work across different scientific disciplines, and his deep understanding of government and non-profit sectors made him the ideal candidate,” said Jim Fiedler, board president. “Rainer knows our partners, he knows the region’s and the state’s needs, and he is passionate about accelerating the pace toward sustainable solutions to our environmental problems. He understands the institute’s mission and the immense challenges facing the estuary."
The San Francisco Estuary Institute is welcoming Rainer Hoenicke as its new executive officer. Dr. Hoenicke, who started the job June 19, is no stranger to the Bay Area’s premier applied science organization. Steeped in collaborative and science-based environmental planning, he first joined the institute in 1994 as an environmental scientist for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality. He spent over two years at the California Resources Agency to help develop a strategic conservation investment approach, re-joined the institute in 2004, and became deputy director shortly thereafter.