Our Staff and Board of Directors
The National Wildlife Federation has more than 360 staff working in 11 offices across the country.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Larry Schweiger returned to the National Wildlife Federation in March 2004 with a commitment to confront the climate crisis and to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Previously, Larry served for eight years as President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, where he pioneered watershed restoration and promoted ecological research, land conservation and community outreach. Prior to that, Larry was the Executive Secretary of the Joint House/Senate Conservation Committee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at National Wildlife Federation, and 1st Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jaime is responsible for infusing National Wildlife Federation's mission, vision, and values throughout the organization. She manages day to day operations, initiates integrated marketing efforts and identifies new revenue and fundraising efforts. She oversees 300+ staff located in 10 offices around the US.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.