Janis Searles Jones is CEO of Ocean Conservancy, the U.S.’s most-established conservation organization focused solely on solutions to tackle the most pressing ocean issues of our time. Jones is a renowned marine conservation and policy expert, with deep expertise in Alaska and the Arctic.
She holds a JD and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where she is also a Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate and an adjunct faculty member. She is a 2017 Pew Marine Fellow. Prior to joining Ocean Conservancy, Jones was senior regional counsel and policy advisor for Oceana and a staff attorney for the Alaska office of Earthjustice. She is based in Ocean Conservancy’s Portland, Oregon office.