Regulatory Advisor


Leopoldo “Leo” Miranda-Castro crafts progressive solutions for complex client issues that blend regulatory compliance, science, and market drivers. He pulls from extensive experience in public-private conservation partnerships that achieve real “win/win” outcomes for people and for wildlife with the Fish and Wildlife Service. He was the Southeast Regional Director of the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service. There, he oversaw the work of approximately 1,300 federal employees in carrying out the Federal Government’s partnership role in conserving fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Leo began his work with the Fish and Wildlife Service as a biologist in his native Puerto Rico. He grew into several leadership positions in the agency, ultimately rising to become a career Senior Executive Service, the highest career-level position in the federal government. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Science in Zoology from North Carolina State University. He is the President, CEO and founder of Leo Miranda LLC. His love of nature and commitment to conservation are intimately related to his passion for hunting or fishing.