Clayton Louis Ferrara
Clayton Louis Ferrara is the Executive Director of the United Nations Accredited NGO, IDEAS For Us. He is a classically trained biologist and world traveler who has conducted research on five continents concerning evolution, conservation, and ecology. His work as leader of IDEAS focuses on advancing sustainability through the creation of solutions that help people, heal the planet, and grow prosperity in communities around the world. He serves on the boards of numerous environmental and humanitarian nonprofits and belongs to many societies (some secret) that bring him to interact with world leaders such as Pope Francis and the descendants of Charles Darwin.
In his early 20's he compiled the largest collection of specimens in West Orange County, Florida to build a Natural History museum full of pinned insects, articulated skeletons, pressed plants, displays, trail signs, and interactive educational programs on the 128 acre site. By his early 30's, he successfully helped launch 30+ nonprofit organizations as the CEO of Protégé Nonprofit Solutions.
Today, Clay is a handpicked member of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's GreenWorks task force, a member of the Development Advisory Board for Orange County Florida, a member of the Central Florida Advisory Board to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and a frequent lecturer at the world's most respected academic institutions, United Nations, World Bank, and IMF events. He was born in Chile and currently lives in Winter Park, Florida. He loves turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.