David White

David White

Director, NWF's Gulf of Mexico Restoration Campaign
Atlanta, GA

Mr. White is Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf of Mexico Restoration Campaign and is a leading advocate for ecosystem-scale restoration projects to address long-term impacts to coastal habitats in the Gulf, focusing on implementation of the RESTORE Act to fund restoration of estuaries and ecosystems along the US Gulf Coast.

From 2000 to 2009 he was Director of Ocean Conservancy’s Southeast Atlantic Regional Office, where he was responsible for conservation work on regional fisheries, marine wildlife, and habitat protection issues. Previously, Mr. White served as Regional Counsel for the National Wildlife Federation in Atlanta, Georgia, where he litigated cases under the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other federal environmental statutes.

He is a past Chair and currently a member of Board Director of the Florida Wildlife Federation and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Everglades Law Center. Mr. White received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law, a Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Florida.

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