D. Keith Campbell founded Campbell & Company in 1972, and currently serves as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Campbell & Company is now one of the largest derivative investment managers in the world. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, it employs more than 130 skilled professionals, and manages billions of dollars. Its worldwide client base includes institutions, corporation, and individuals.
Following his success in the investment field, Keith founded the Campbell Foundation in 1998 to improve the conditions of the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In 2003, the Foundation expanded its reach to include Northern California under the leadership of Keith’s daughter and the Foundation’s President, Samantha Campbell.
Keith serves as Chairman of the Foundation. The Campbell Foundation is the top private funder for Chesapeake Bay waterways. Keith has also encouraged his peers and colleagues to get involved in giving, exposing them to environmental philanthropy.
In 2008, Keith was the recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and received the first Outdoors Maryland Award for Stewardship of the Environment from Maryland Public Television. Keith was also profiled in the “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay” book, and he is active in national work to address climate change.
Keith and his wife, Pat, live in Baltimore. When he is not engaged in business and environmental matters, Keith likes to fish, surf, golf, fly and travel.
“There, on the desert sands of time, lay the
bleached bones of countless thousands, who at the threshold of victory
sat down to wait.” – Unknown
Campbell & Company, Founder and Chairman – 1972
to present Chesapeake Bay
Foundation, Chairman – 2007 to 2011, Board of Trustees – 2002 to
Defense Fund, Director – 2013 to 2015 National
Geographic Counsel of Advisors , 2012 to 2013 Coastal Conservation
Association Maryland, Director – 2002 to 2010 Oyster Recovery
Partnership, Director – 2001 to 2010 Assateague Coastal
Trust, Director – 2003 to 2010
The Chesapeake Champions from the Chesapeake
Conservancy The Leadership Award from the Choose Clean Water
Coalition The Michael D. Hankin Award for Conservation from
the Maryland Zoo The 30th Anniversary
“Pearl” Award from the The Maryland League of
Conservation Voters The Maryland Climate Leadership Award from the Chesapeake
Climate Action Network The Conservation Achievement Award from The National
Wildlife Federation The
Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of
Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter
In October of 2003, Samantha opened the Foundation’s San Francisco office and began as Program Officer of the Pacific Region, tasked with developing a portfolio of work focused on improving marine and estuarine ecosystem health. In those early years, her work addressed domestic needs to improve fisheries management in addition to advancing the implementation of the California Marine Life Protection Act.
In January of 2009, Samantha assumed the role of President of the Foundation, which brought the Foundation’s Chesapeake grants program under her direction. She has navigated the Foundation’s portfolio to focus on improvements to water quality in the two regions, and to a partnership approach across all Foundation initiatives.
She is currently a Trustee of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Samantha attended Syracuse University and earned a BFA in Advertising Design. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter, and son.
“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise” – Goethe
Robert J. Wood, PhD
Program Director, Chesapeake
Bob Wood has been playing, studying, and working within the Bay’s watershed nearly all of his life. His understanding and appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay and its restoration grew out his love for fishing, canoeing, hiking, running, and biking its mountains and shorelines.
His interest in restoring the Chesapeake Bay grew as he studied environmental science in college – and snuck in time between classes to wade, fish, and canoe the watershed’s trout streams, its piedmont rivers, and the Bay’s tidal creeks and open waters. That interest lead Bob to pursue graduate school, at the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary. Through his graduate studies, associated fieldwork, and research, Bob gained a greater understanding of the Chesapeake’s ecosystem dynamics and a greater appreciation for the Bay’s surprising biodiversity, resilience, and productivity.
Having lived in piedmont, agricultural, and shoreline communities across the watershed, Bob has also seen the challenges society faces as we seek to reduce the stresses that we impose upon the Bay, even as more people discover and choose to live within its watershed.
After a rewarding career with NOAA, working at its Chesapeake Bay Office, as Director of the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, and as Climate Science Advisor for the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Research, Bob sought to refocus his professional efforts so that they better intersected with his interest in seeing a restored Chesapeake Bay within his lifetime.
That desire brought Bob to the Campbell Foundation, where he and his Chesapeake Program team work with and through Campbell’s strong and innovative non-profit partners, and alongside other funders and state, federal, academic, and political leaders to help balance our many uses and demands upon the ecosystem to realize a healthier, productive, and more resilient Chesapeake Bay for all of us.
“The only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Julie joined the foundation in March 2005, and manages the stormwater, land use and Waterkeeper grants. Prior to working at the foundation, Julie worked with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as a Coordinator to the Citizens and Local Government Advisory Committees to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office. She also worked with DC government on the restoration of Watts Branch and initially out of college as a fellow with the nutrient subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office.
Julie is originally from the headwaters of the Chesapeake in Upstate New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University and earned her Masters in Government from Johns Hopkins in D.C. She is currently pursuing a Certification in Nonprofit Management from Hopkins. Julie loves reading, running, relaxing with friends and traveling to different states. Julie lives in Annapolis with her husband Ed. Some things Julie loves about the foundation are the great staff and working with grantees that are truly dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
As an obsession planner – “Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.”
Executive Assistant, Chesapeake
Angie Kobold joined The Campbell Foundation in August 2016 and provides direct support to Bob Wood, Program Director of the Chesapeake Office. Angie’s work portfolio is diverse, including the private, public, and now the non-profit sector. She has worked as an executive assistant in San Francisco, supporting tech industry executives and engineering teams. Prior to moving to Annapolis, Angie lived in Augusta, Georgia, where she worked as the assistant to the IT Director for the Augusta-Richmond County Government.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Angie grew up just two blocks from the Pacific. Since childhood, she has loved taking in the sunset and ocean breeze during evening strolls with friends and family on the beach. She received her undergraduate degree in business from San Francisco State University and dove right into a career that has highlighted her passion for planning and organizing. Angie lives in Annapolis with her husband, David. On weekends they enjoy taking advantage of all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. Angie is delighted to be working for The Campbell Foundation and looks forward to contributing to a sustainable future for both bay areas: her native San Francisco Bay and her new home, the Chesapeake Bay.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Assistant to the President
Growing up, Anna spent countless hours sailing in the Stockholm archipelago and San Juan Islands in Washington, planting the seeds of what would become a life-long love and respect for the ocean. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History, with a special focus on geography and anthropology. After studying in New Orleans and a semester abroad in Hungary, she pursued a Masters in International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, delving into topics as diverse as Ocean Policy, Economics of Organized Crime, and US-Latin American relations.
Anna started with the foundation in 2009, and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Pacific office and direct support for Samantha Campbell, President. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for a variety of for and non-profit agencies in
a number of capacities, ranging from database and website management to finance and fundraising.
She is a Swedish citizen, and speaks Swedish fluently. Most weekends you will find her traversing the back roads of California with camera in hand, or digging in to a delicious meal. She lives in Fairfax with her husband Aram.
“From the beginning of my journey, I had avoided the great high-speed slashes of concrete and tar called thru-ways or super highways.” – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley