Advisory Board Bio: Trudy Coxe

Trudy_CoxeTrudy Coxe, is CEO and executive director of The Preservation Society of Newport County, responsible for the preservation, restoration and revitalization of some of Newport’s most outstanding buildings and landscapes. She served as Massachusetts’ Secretary of Environmental Affairs from 1993 to 1998 and was executive director of Rhode Island’s Save the Bay for 11 years, turning it into the largest citizen action organization in New England.

Prior to this, she was director of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for two years. Among her honors, Coxe was the recipient of the 2011 Business Women Award for Overall Career Achievement from Providence Business News and a 2006 Award of Excellence from the National Garden Clubs, Inc., for environmental advocacy.

She holds an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from URI and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.