Kate Killerlain Morrison

Strategic Partnerships Director

Kate Killerlain Morrison is the Strategic Partnerships Director at The Ocean Foundation. Previously, Kate has served as Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean and supported the development and early implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. Additional prior roles have included Deputy Executive Secretary for the Sargasso Sea Commission (focusing on high seas conservation), Marine Program Director for the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (focusing on fisheries shellfish and eelgrass restoration), and Ocean Policy Analyst at Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (focusing on the first Massachusetts Ocean Plan, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and regional collaborations including the Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment). Kate serves on the Advisory Committee for The Coastal Society’s Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program and is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. Kate has a MA degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and a BA in Environmental Studies/Minor Political Science from Eckerd College.