Orleans, MA – Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), an Orleans-based nonprofit committed to raising public awareness of white sharks, announced the election of John King II to the organization’s board of directors.

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John has significant experience in the start-up and early development of innovative companies and organizations and is a strong advocate of the importance of biodiversity on Cape Cod. We are delighted that he is joining our board of directors,” said Cynthia Wigren, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy President.

King spent 25 years working in the biopharmaceutical industry before retiring and relocating back to his roots on Cape Cod in 2008. In recent years, John and his wife Pam have been pursuing a lifelong passion to experience and record the earth’s wild places through their photography.

John currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Chatham Historical Society, is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Coastal Studies and is an adviser to the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust as well as the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am thrilled to join Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s board and work with this new organization,” King said. “AWSC is the only nonprofit supporting white shark research and education in Massachusetts. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of the organization.”

About Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy supports scientific research, improves public safety, and promotes shark education. More information is available at: www.atlanticwhiteshark.org