Brad Spangler, Senior Mediator and Program Manager

A Senior Mediator and Program Manager based out of Meridian Institute’s Dillon, Colorado, office, Brad Spangler has been designing, convening, and facilitating multi-party collaborative processes since 2004. Mr. Spangler has supported a wide range of process types and worked on a variety of issues in the environmental and public health policy arenas, including freshwater management, water sector innovation, climate adaptation, climate policy, community resilience, clean energy, hydraulic fracturing, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, children’s health protection, and food safety.
 
Prior to joining the Meridian team in April 2008, Mr. Spangler was a Senior Associate at RESOLVE in Washington, DC. Mr. Spangler began working in the field of conflict resolution in 2000 as a Research Assistant at the Conflict Information Consortium in Boulder, Colorado, where he helped build CRInfo.org and BeyondIntractability.org, two Web-based resources for the field. He has completed two facilitation training courses with the Interaction Institute for Social Change.
 
Mr. Spangler received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1997. He earned an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado-Boulder in December 2002. During the summer of 2002, he interned with the National Parks Conservation Association’s Southeast Regional Office as a participant in the University of Tennessee’s Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere internship program on environmental decision making.