Designated State Official, Virginia
Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Deputy Commissioner (designee for Steve Bowman, VMRC Commissioner)
Ellen Bolen is the Deputy Director of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Prior to her appointment, Ellen served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator and the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she worked on fishery and coastal policies. She has also held roles as Director of the Fishery Conservation Program and Associate Director of Government Relations at the Ocean Conservancy, and as a field biologist at the Mote Marine Laboratory studying manatee population dynamics. Ellen graduated from the Master of Environmental Management program at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma.
380 Fenwick Rd, Building 96, Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA, 23651-1064
Phone: 757. 247. 2269 (office) / 757. 788. 9772 (mobile)