William N. Kostka
Micronesia Trust Fund
Board (July 2020 to Present)
Member (2016 - 2020)
William is the co-founder of both the the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) and the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT), fiscal host of GLISPA. He presently serves as Executive Director, Micronesia Conservation Trust and was the Co-coordinator of PIMPAC (2006 – 2009) and Co- coordinator, IUCN-WPCA Marine Program for Micronesia. He has over twenty years in senior executive positions as well as extensive experience in non-profit management, conservation financing and endowments, organizational capacity development and mentoring, fund raising, conservation, strategic planning, community outreach and empowerment, and government relations. William is the recipient of the Pew Marine Fellowship, the world’s most prestigious marine conservation fellowship, The Conde Nest Environment Award, US Coral Reef Task Force Award, and the US EPA Pacific Islands Environment Award.
William Kostka joined the Board in July 2020, upon signing a fiscal host agreement with GLISPA.