July 2, 2001 - PS Enterprises: Burundi RPCV Kevin Doyle launched he western regional office of the National Wildlife Federation

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Burundi RPCV Kevin Doyle launched he western regional office of the National Wildlife Federation

Burundi RPCV Kevin Doyle launched he western regional office of the National Wildlife Federation

Kevin Doyle rejoined PS Enterprises in the Summer of 2002 after successfully launching the western regional office of the National Wildlife Federation, the first-ever California office of the nation's largest conservation organization.

Mr. Doyle specializes in environmental and wildlife policy, media and public relations, strategic communications, special-event planning and fundraising. He is also proficient in desktop publishing, presentation development and website planning. He brings back to PSE his fifteen years of communications experience working with environmental non-profit organizations, including more than five years with The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island and Hawaii, and over 2 years with the National Wildlife Federation, for whom he launched their wildlife conservation and education programs for California, Nevada and the U.S./Mexican border region.

With the National Wildlife Federation, Kevin worked extensively on the proposed water transfer between the Imperial Valley and San Diego. He was also involved in Colorado River Delta issues and worked on fostering smart growth policies in the San Diego region and throughout California to address the threat of sprawl on wildlife and natural resources. He was a co-author of Paving Paradise: Sprawl's Impact on Wildlife and Wild Places in California published by the National Wildlife Federation in February 2001. The report was the first-ever quantitative assessment of the causes of species imperilment in California, and concluded that sprawl urbanization was the primary cause of imperilment for 66% of California's 286 federally listed threatened and endangered species.

Mr. Doyle earned a B.A. in journalism, environmental studies, and photography at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1988. After apprenticing with dance photographer Tom Caravaglia in New York City, he served for over three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Burundi, Africa working as an environmental education specialist and advisor to Burundi's National Institute for the Environment and the Conservation of Nature. He also worked with the Jane Goodall Institute in the planning of a chimpanzee conservation, rescue and rehabilitation program in Burundi and served as vice-president of Burundi Nature, a non-governmental organization.

A native of Rhode Island, Mr. Doyle was appointed chairman of the Town of New Shoreham's (Block Island) Conservation Commission from 1994 to 1995 and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Block Island Conservancy. Mr. Doyle also worked with the Los Angeles-based humanitarian medical relief group, International Medical Corps, where he used his communication skills to raise attention and support for the group's work to rebuild destroyed healthcare systems in war-torn and impoverished nations. His efforts led to extensive nationwide coverage of Africa's fatal sleeping sickness epidemic, including a cover story in Discover magazine, and a feature story on National Public Radio.

During Mr. Doyle's original stint with PSE from 1998 to 2000, he made numerous contributions to a multitude of clients, including: serving as a public spearker for the City of Los Angeles' stormwater pollution prevention public education campaign; the design and launch of The Trust for Public Land's Los Angeles River Greenway campaign, the promotion of commercial fuel cell power generators for FuelCell Energy, the electrification of ground service equipment for American Airlines; the promotion of the National Environment Trust's Pollutions Solutions Tour; and assisting the Environmental Water Caucus' work to ensure an environmentally sound and community-based approach to CalFed.

Mr. Doyle has published numerous articles, reports, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor on conservation, sustainability, water, and smart growth, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on wildlife conservation, water and smart growth. He also was the editor of a conservation education book (The Natural Heritage of Burundi - published in French) used in secondary schools in Burundi, as well as the producer of an educational song and music video about conservation by one of Burundi's most celebrated musicians, Christophe Matata. He was also the production coordinator and managing editor of the Block Island Postcard Collection, published by Falcon Press in 1995. In Hawaii, Mr. Doyle served as the race director and coordinator for the Run for the Rain Forest in 1998 and 1999.

Mr. Doyle is a founding member of San Diegans for the Salton Sea, and he currently represents the Planning and Conservation League on the California Urban Water Conservation Council, and is president of the Friends of Burundi and Rwanda. When not advocating for the environment, Mr. Doyle frequently communes with nature, travels throughout Africa and plays third base in an amateur baseball league.

E-mail Kevin: kdoyle@psenterprises.com

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