Our Staff and Board of Directors

The National Wildlife Federation has more than 360 staff working in 11 offices across the country.


Collin O'Mara
President and Chief Executive Officer

Collin O'Mara


Effective July 7, 2014, Collin O’Mara will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Wildlife Federation. Collin joins NWF from the state government of Delaware where he led the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control since 2009. In that position, O’Mara served as the state’s top environmental official, leading its efforts to conserve and restore wildlife and fishery habitat, improve air quality and public health, ensure access to clean water, expand outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities, and enhance the state’s resilience to extreme weather and other climate impacts.



Deborah Spalding

Deborah Spalding

Deborah Spalding has served as Chair of National Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors since March 2013. A Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years in the financial industry, Deborah is a Managing Partner at Working Lands Investment Partners, LLC which specializes in the investment and long term stewardship of sustainably managed working lands. In addition, she is a Lecturer in forest and ecosystem finance at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Deborah is active in conservation and serves on several boards including National Wildlife Federation’s affiliate, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.

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