James Honey

Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement, Interviewer, Researcher, & Facilitator

James Honey is a Senior Fellow at LegacyWorks Group, a hybrid for and non-profit organization focused on “empowering organizations and communities to dare to do what they dream.”  http://legacyworksgroup.com  James has nearly 20 years’ experience in coordination of complex environmental and economic solutions, and more recently, in business development and management. He has extensive experience facilitating broad coalitions of diverse actors toward common social, economic, ecological and policy goals. Over a 10 year period, Honey stewarded the development, negotiation, signing and early implementation of the most comprehensive river restoration project in the United States – the Klamath Basin Agreements – which were unfortunately stalled by the partisan politics of the Obama era in spite of remarkable bi-partisan support.   Since 2012, Honey has operated as an independent consultant in for- and non-profit enterprises in Mexico, including hybrid ventures. He served as the chief coordinator for “El Mangle,” a social change and philanthropic investment incubator financed in part by related for-profit hospitality ventures. He has also advised or led ventures including statewide strategies for renewable energy generation and education reform, real-estate and agricultural development and investment, and sustainable tourism efforts, among others. James has been recognized for his work by the Quivira Coalition, the Watershed Management Society, the Pacific Northwest Office of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and is a fellow of the American Marshall Memorial Fund, and the Center for Whole Communities..  Born and raised in Mexico, James is a citizen of Mexico and the United States, and an Honors graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Latin American history, conservation and development.