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CONCUR and CBI Announce Strategic Partnership


Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California, USA CONCUR and the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) are pleased to announce the strengthening bond of their two organizations. Beginning in March 2012, CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary will team with CBI as a Strategic Partner. By formalizing their affiliation, CONCUR and CBI can provide comprehensive services across the nation and internationally, drawing on over 40 years of combined multi-party consensus building experience.

Bennett Brooks, based in New York City, will join CBI as a Senior Mediator and serve as a CONCUR Senior Affiliate.

CONCUR and CBI will partner on a number of marine resources projects, particularly those involving the work of National Marine Fisheries Service Take Reduction Teams. CONCUR and CBI will also jointly develop marine and coastal work, as well as collaborate on transportation, food systems, water resources, and climate adaptation projects.

Our strong commitment to excellence in practice and to our non-partisan neutral role, and our expertise in the intersection of policy, science, and politics will only be enhanced by our increasing collaboration, says CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary. We are delighted to be able to engage Scott in our expanding portfolio of international development work, says David Fairman, CBI Managing Director.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CBI is a not-for-profit organization founded by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution. CBIs experts promote effective stakeholder engagement, negotiation, collaboration, and decision-making across the globe, on a wide range of complex public and private issues and conflicts. (

CONCUR, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializes in analyzing and resolving complex disputes involving natural resources and infrastructure, and the communities and enterprises that depend upon them. CONCUR works closely with all affected parties to build broad-based agreements that are fair, effective, and durable. CONCUR works at the local, state, regional, and international transboundary scale. (

For further information, please contact:
Scott McCreary,
Patrick Field,


 Consensus building
 Stakeholder engagement
 Environmental mediation
 Coastal management

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