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Council Staff - Craig Conzelmann

 Craig Paul Conzelmann
    Data and Applications Coordinator

Craig Conzelmann is a husband, father of two, proud Louisianan and the Data and Applications Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) established in 2012 by the RESTORE Act.  When not supporting his kids at a softball field or karate dojo, Craig can be found working in Lafayette, Louisiana where he spends his time serving as the leader of the US Geological Survey, Advanced Applications Team. In this role, he has successfully leveraged USGS computer science expertise to address technical challenges surrounding data management, visualization, and complex computations for a variety of Gulf of Mexico State and Federal partners such as the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. A lifetime of working and playing in the wetlands and waterways of South Louisiana has given him first-hand knowledge of the challenges the region faces and the ability to translate this experience into the large data-driven efforts focused on the conservation of sensitive wildlife habitats critical to residents who depend on a resilient coast.