Bill Eichbam currently serves as the VP of Marine and Arctic Policy for the World Wildlife Fund. Bill has packed a dozen lifetimes’ worth of accomplishments into his career as an environmental advocate. In the 1970s, he helped organize the first Earth Day. In the 1980s, he played a key role in the creation of the Chesapeake Bay Program. Before joining WWF in 1989, Bill served as Massachusetts’ Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs – one of many positions held during his twenty years of public service. While working on environmental affairs for the state of Maryland, Bill spearheaded legislation for the Clean Water Act authorizing the creation of a national estuary restoration program. Now, as a WWF advocate for the Arctic he is working to assure that governments create a system to assure good governance of the region as it undergoes rapid change due to global warming.