Coastal States Organization Staff

Bradley Watson

Bradley Watson

Acting Executive Director

Bradley Watson is CSO’s Deputy Director. Spanning parts or all of four Congresses, Bradley worked for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under the late Chairman James L. Oberstar, as a member of the investigations team for the Senate Armed Services Committee under Senator Carl Levin, and as a senior legislative staffer for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Bradley is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and the evening program at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. Bradley is a native of Prince Georges County, Maryland, is admitted to the bar in the State of Maryland, and resides on Capitol Hill.

Grant Williams

Grant Williams

Legislative Representative

Grant Williams is CSO’s Legislative Representative and works with federal agencies and members of Congress to support state coastal programs. Prior to joining CSO, Grant worked for the Senate Commerce Committee as a Legislative Assistant for the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee as well as the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness. His time in Congress also included several years working in the personal office of Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. Grant holds a B.A and M.A. from Florida State University.

Norma Longhi

Norma Longhi

Senior Operations Manager

Norma Longhi is CSO’s Senior Operations Manager. Norma oversees and manages all aspects of general office operations and other tasks in furtherance of goals of staff and CSO members. Prior to joining CSO, Norma worked as a Policy and Development Fellow for Voices for Progress where she provided support to senior staff in various capacities. Norma holds a BA in Legal Studies and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Central Florida. Norma is originally from Brazil, passionate about environmental issues, and an animal lover.

John Ryan-Henry

John Ryan-Henry

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

John Ryan-Henry is the Knauss Sea Grant Coastal Policy Fellow, jointly serving at the Coastal States Organization and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources.  He supports CSO’s mission through legal and policy analysis of coastal issues including climate resilience, port and channel operation, and flood risk management.  A Rhode Island native, John has a Masters of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a law degree from the Roger Williams University School of Law.  As a law student, he worked on coastal zone management with the NOAA General Counsel’s office and on regional ocean planning with SeaPlan in Boston.

Michael Molnar

Michael Molnar

Coastal Management Specialist

Mike Molnar is CSO’s Coastal Management Specialist. Mike serves as the expert resource on state coastal management programs by supporting CSO work with states and territories, NOAA and other partners. Prior to joining CSO, Mike led the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program as Program Manager for fourteen years. Past work also includes fiscal policy analysis for the Indiana Legislature, and environmental program analysis and evaluation for the Florida Legislature. Mike holds a B.S. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Masters of Public Affairs focused on Environmental Policy, Science, and Law from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington.