Teresa is familiar with the management of farm-raised and wild animals as well as invasive species. As executive director of a national mink farming association for 13 years, she helped pass legislation focusing on eco-terrorism at the state and federal levels, created the number one website in its category and contributed to an increase in the auction value of the product from $70 million to over $200 million. Teresa has also owned and operated a sailboat charter company on San Diego Bay and managed shoreside operations for the family's 1,000-ton high seas yellowfin tuna fishing vessel. She broke the gender barrier as an officer of the American Tunaboat Association (established 1930) and founded the non-profit Fishermen's Coalition which helped pass changes to the Marine Mammal Protection Act in the 1990s.
Teresa has edited and authored books and commentaries, and developed successful communications and legislative campaigns focusing on food and fiber production on land and at sea. Teresa has worked with journalists from around the world including those with CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox News, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York and Los Angeles Times, The Independent and Daily Mail in the UK; plus magazines such as U.S. News and World Report, Audubon, Esquire and Outdoor. She was profiled in Perry Pendley's It Takes a Hero and penned a chapter in John Kistler's People Promoting and People Opposing Animal Rights. Some of the pieces she has written over the years are included in her book, Tuna to Mink, and on her website, www.TeresaPlatt.com.
Teresa has two sons and a daughter-in-law living in California and a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren living in New Zealand.
Teresa can be reached at:
202.543.4110 x19 or 760.468.2025 (cell)
Personal Website: www.teresaplatt.com
National Center for Public Policy Resarch, 501 Capitol Court, NE, Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20002
In the early 1990s The National Center launched the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (CERA, originally named the Environmental Policy Task Force), to counter misinformation being spread to the public and policymakers by the environmental left. In 2012, CERA was renamed The Environment and Enterprise Institute (EEI) and Teresa Platt was hired as its Director... (read more)