Bat Conservation International’s Board of Directors appointed three new members this month, further expanding the skills and global experience of our Board. Dr. Gerald Carter, Gary Dreyzin, and Ann George were appointed to three-year terms on February 4.

02.16.21

Bat Conservation International’s Board of Directors appointed three new members this month, further expanding the skills and global experience of our Board. Dr. Gerald Carter, Gary Dreyzin, and Ann George were appointed to three-year terms on February 4.

“Our three newest members bring a wide range of critical skills to BCI’s Board of Directors, including domestic and international private sector experience, research expertise, and legal insight and knowledge,” said Dr. Charles Chester, BCI Board Chair. “They complement the current Board members in many ways and put our Board on an even better footing to meet the challenges of conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems for the benefit of people and a healthy planet.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our outstanding new board members to continue to build BCI as a fast-growing, highly effective, global conservation organization,” said Mike Daulton, BCI Executive Director.

Dr. Gerald Carter

Dr. Gerald Carter is an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University for the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. Dr. Carter has studied bats for 20 years, with research focused on behavioral ecology and the social relationships of bats.

Gary Dreyzin

Gary Dreyzin is an Honors Attorney at the Office of General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and has published a review for the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. He was formerly a Judicial Law Clerk for the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

Ann George


Ann George is a conservation ecologist with more than 13 years of experience working with domestic and international industry leaders and conservation experts on biodiversity management. She conceives of, coordinates, and helps implement voluntary biodiversity projects for Freeport-McMoRan, while leveraging those opportunities for STEM and environmental education. In her role as Senior Biodiversity Scientist, she helps develop and facilitate productive relationships between Freeport-McMoRan and numerous non-profit and community partners.