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Tom Mullikin, Chairman

Dr. Tom Mullikin, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Global Eco Adventures (GEA), has led environmental expeditions to all continents and dives in all the world’s oceans to visit and study the Earth’s most fragile ecosystems. He has been recognized as an expert in climate change, corporate sustainability, and global environmental management issues. Mullikin has led environmental expeditions to every continent to study fragile ecosystems and build environmental awareness. His extensive travel includes multiple trips to the Artic and Antarctic, where he has received certification as a Polar Diver for several dives in the Arctic and Antarctic Sea. 

Dr. Mullikin has studied environmental issues and concerns, worldwide, and in-so-doing has logged certified SCUBA dives in every ocean on Earth and has summited more than 20 mountains including peaks on every continent bringing a unique blend of first-hand experience and community and stakeholder involvement to his leadership of GEA.

Dr. Mullikin is the founding chair of the gubernatorial established S.C. Floodwater Commission. He is a research professor at Coastal Carolina University (School of Coastal Environment), a professor of practice at the University of South Carolina (Hospitality Retail and Sport Management), Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and a visiting professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Galapagos campus. He serves as a member of the S.C. Energy Advisory Council; co-chair, International Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association; membership officer, LAWASIA (the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific) Environmental Law Committee; Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, director of the Mullikin Institute for Environmental Law and Policy at Coastal Carolina University; and he is director of the GAIAS (Foundation dedicated to raising awareness and support for research, inclusion, education, and cultural activities in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Basin].

In recognition for his global environmental work, he has been inducted as a Fellow in the Explorers Club (New York) and in the Royal Geographical Society (London) and he has been engaged as a “National Geographic Expert” with the National Geographic Society. 

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