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Joelle Gore

Stewardship Division

Joelle Gore is the chief of the Stewardship Division for NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. This division supports and coordinates national priorities and strategies for statutory and other national coastal partnership programs, working closely with state, federal, and nongovernmental partners to implement and execute these programs.

Most recently, Gore served as the acting chief of the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management’s Coastal Programs Division from 2011 to 2013. In this role, she provided leadership to the National Coastal Zone Management Program, which oversees the Coastal Zone Management Act. Prior to this role, Gore served as the acting deputy director for the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management from 2010 to 2011.

Gore began her career at NOAA in 1992, working directly with states in support of both the National Coastal Zone Management Program and Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, which is administered jointly by NOAA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also worked with several coastal offices within NOAA to help develop a national coastal strategy for incorporation into NOAA's overall strategic plan.

Gore received her bachelor’s degree in architecture and design from the University of Texas at Austin, and her master’s degree in planning from the University of Virginia.