Collin Knauss headshotThe Great Lakes Protection Fund has welcomed Collin Knauss as its project development manager. Knauss will lead the organization’s project development efforts, spotting new opportunities and launching new approaches to improve the health of the Great Lakes.

Knauss, who joined the Fund in September of 2021, brings a passion for the Great Lakes, its ecosystems, and communities. He understands the ins and outs of cultivating high-performing partnerships, especially those around water infrastructure, sustainability, equity, and economic empowerment issues.

“We are happy to welcome Collin to our team,” said Steve Cole, vice president of programs at the Great Lakes Protection Fund. “He will play a key role in developing high-impact projects that deliver on our mission to protect and restore the Great Lakes. If you have a compelling strategy that supports this mission, Collin is your best resource for putting it into action.”

Knauss was most recently a Dow Sustainability Masters Fellow at the University of Michigan. He was also a Strategy and Pricing Intern at BlueConduit where predictive machine learning methods are used to promote community and residential access to clean water.

Knauss holds dual graduate degrees, both from the University of Michigan. His MBA is from the Ross School of Business, and his MS is from the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). He received his BA in Biology: Organisms, Ecology, & Evolution from Colorado College.


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