His experiences range from directing the legal and litigation efforts of the Virginia office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to serving as the Foundation’s Vice President for its multi-state and federal advocacy programs.
An author of numerous articles on Chesapeake Bay matters, Mr. Hoagland led the Foundation’s efforts to drive the establishment of the precedential Bay-wide Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) by the federal EPA.
Mr. Hoagland has extensive experience in water quality legal and policy arenas, having directed initiatives focused on a wide range of matters, including but not limited to wetlands protection, pollution reduction, citizen standing and engagement, nutrient trading, land conservation, and oyster restoration.
A graduate of Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) and the University of Maryland, Mr. Hoagland holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Juris Doctor in law. Having recently resigned his position with the Foundation to return home to Richmond, VA, he now partners with non-profits, foundations, and governmental agencies on complex issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration through his private firm, HOPE Impacts.