Brandon Hill earns Certified Coastal Practitioner™ credential

Fort Myers, FL – The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that Brandon Hill has earned the designation of Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) professional credential.

Earning the CCP designation distinguishes Mr. Hill as having a broad knowledge base and understanding of the interrelationships that exist among different coastal professions. 

Hill is a Coastal and Environmental Planner with AECOM; his previous positions include the Director of the City of South Padre Island’s Shoreline Department and Director of the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University. His master’s in marine resource management influences his holistic understanding and approach to natural systems, which he brings to the planning and implementation of large-scale dredging, beneficial reuse of dredged material, and regional sediment management projects.

Hill began his pursuit of the CCP credential as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University at Galveston under the recommendation and support of his research advisor and mentor, the late Captain Robert Webster. As Mr. Hill has moved through his professional career, he remained active in American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and the CCP program. “The short courses offered through the program have been consistently beneficial in furthering skills applicable to my focus and throughout my career,” Hill said. 

To earn the CCP credential, candidates must complete a series of ten short courses offered by the Coastal Zone Foundation in cooperation with ASBPA. The CCP program provides participants with multidisciplinary instruction on comprehensive coastal management and defines the body of knowledge, which reflects best practices for coastal practitioners.

The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. Please visit to learn more.

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