Sean Grace: President

KEMPTON, PA – Wildlife conservation leader Sean Grace has been named President of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, one of the leading global voices for the conservation of birds of prey.

Most recently, Grace was Center Director of Audubon Sharon and Team Leader, Forest for the Birds of the National Audubon Society in Northwest Connecticut. Under his leadership, Audubon Sharon rebuilt its wildlife rehabilitation facilities, increased the scope and reach of its education programs, and initiated a prosperous Healthy Forests conservation program around the state. Prior to Audubon Sharon, Grace managed and coordinated research on the 100-acre Stony Ford Field Research Station as part of Facilities and Research Operations at Princeton University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has also served as Director of New Jersey Audubon, Plainsboro Preserve, and as Market Manager of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Princeton.

Grace received an M.A. from Montclair State University and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts.

The world’s first refuge for birds of prey, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary was founded in 1934 to stop the shooting of migrating raptors along an Appalachian ridge in eastern Pennsylvania. In the eight decades since, the nonprofit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association has grown into one of the leading global voices for the conservation of birds of prey by providing international leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research, and education facility where tens of thousands of visitors are inspired annually.