About Us

For the Love of The Ocean

Mark Daley

Chief Brand and Communications Officer

Washington, DC

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic communications
  • Branding and marketing
  • Media relations
  • Fundraising

Mark joined Ocean Conservancy in 2022 as its first Chief Brand and Communications Officer. Mark is tasked with leading the organization’s effort to continue to build and strengthen its reputation, influence, and brand visibility nationally and globally to increase its conservation impact —from traditional media to digital and social media channels, and implementing best practices around advocacy, fundraising and more.

Mark is a noted innovator and pioneer in the complete integration of communications, marketing, and development—directly linking brand raising to fundraising to raise awareness, trust, and resources for important causes. He’s led campaigns on issues as diverse as advancing peace-building processes, ending global poverty, improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care, calling out foreign political interference in the world’s democracies, securing full lived freedom, justice, and equality for all LGBTQ+ people, comprehensive immigration reform, and the importance of protecting the ocean.

Mark brings his extensive expertise to lead and guide Ocean Conservancy’s Communications and Digital Teams and help the organization deliver on its 2030 goal of rising to the climate crisis, incorporating justice and equity throughout its work, and building power for the ocean and the communities that depend on it.

Prior to joining Ocean Conservancy, Mark held senior leadership communications, marketing and development positions with organizations and socially responsible businesses such as Paralyzed Veterans of America, National LGBTQ Task Force, IMG, LLP and most recently Search for Common Ground. A brand development expert, he has also led the brand evolution efforts for causes and companies in both the public and private sectors—from BBC Radio to Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

Mark also has a passion for new music, which he has reported on for BBC America, Sirius XM and, most recently, NPR. A web broadcasting pioneer, he also created the first internet radio station to mix environmental issues with progressive music.


  • Bachelor of Science in Communications, Summa Cum Laude, Ulster University, N. Ireland.
  • Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership program.

Favorite Ocean Animal

Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii)

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