Gil McRae is currently the Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research division within FWC consisting of approximately 700 staff housed at more than 30 locations statewide. FWRI conducts monitoring and research associated with Florida’s freshwater and marine fisheries, wildlife and habitats throughout the state in partnership with dozens of state and federal agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and private industry partners.
Mr. McRae has served as a member of the Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustee Council, representing the Florida trustees. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a research scientist and administrator for natural resource organizations at the state, federal and international level.