Congratulations to Elise Hsieh on her retirement
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Elise Hsieh from her position as the Executive Director (ED) of the EVOSTC. Elise began lending her expertise on Council matters while she was at the Department of Law and officially became full-time ED in 2009. During the early years of her tenure, she worked closely with the Council to reduce its administrative burden and refined the scope of the Council’s efforts to restoration categories that include long-term herring research and monitoring, long-term monitoring of marine conditions and injured resources, shorter-term harbor protection/marine restoration projects, lingering oil, and habitat enhancement and protection. This era of increased integrated and collaborative programs and projects marked the beginning of the new stage for the Council, and through her strong and effective leadership, these programs and projects continue to be successful into their 10th year. In addition, Elise encouraged an assertive investment asset allocation that facilitated ample returns to the joint trust funds. Although we will miss Elise immensely, we wish her well and all the best in her retirement.
Shiway Wang will be Acting ED effective March 1, 2021.