Vice President for Education
Tenure at CBF: 1976-present
Don came to CBF as the Assistant Manager of the Meredith Creek Estuarine Education Center in Annapolis, Maryland. He was later promoted to the position of Education Director. In 1995, Don's position was elevated to that of Vice President for Education.
His current job responsibilities include: steering the direction and vision of CBF's education program; acquiring funding; overseeing the budget process; overseeing capital improvements; serving as a liaison to the Board of Trustees; and developing policy for the entire organization.
Prior to joining the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Don attended the University of Maryland where he founded the University Conservation Club in 1975 and received a BS in Conservation in 1977. From 1985 to 1989, he was a member of the Maryland Advisory Committee on Environmental Education and a member of the Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators. He served on Maryland's Conservation Education Council from 1982 until 1985 and was the commissioner of the Severn River Commission from 1993 to 1995. Additionally, he was a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Educators Association (1982-1985) and Friends of Bull Run (1995-2000). In 1992, Mr. Baugh accepted the Presidential Medal for Environmental Excellence on behalf of CBF's education program from President George Bush.