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Executive Leadership

The National Wildlife Federation's dedicated leadership team directs the organization in its mission-driven work. Bringing together talent and expertise in science, policy, education, philanthropy, and more, our leaders work across the organization and beyond to develop strategies for harnessing our full power to save America's wildlife.

Collin OMara

Collin O'Mara

President and Chief Executive Officer

Under O’Mara’s leadership, the National Wildlife Federation is focused on recovering America’s wildlife ranging from bison and bighorn sheep to pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees, improving management of and access to public lands, restoring America’s water bodies, advancing environmental education (including publishing Ranger Rick® magazines), and connecting every American child with the great outdoors.

Executive Team

April Bowen

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Barbara Bramble

Vice President, International Wildlife Conservation and Corporate Strategies

Andy Buchsbaum

Vice President, One Federation

Kevin Coyle

Vice President, Education and Training

Hilary Harp Falk

Vice President, Regional Conservation

Bob Harper

Executive Publisher

Cindy Golos

Vice President, Strategic Business Operations

Benjamin Kota

General Counsel

Jim Lyon

Vice President, Conservation Policy

Amanda McKnight

Chief of Staff

Dirk Sellers

Vice President, Philanthropy

Karen Wagner

Vice President, Finance

Regional Executive Directors

Curtis Fisher

Northeast Regional Center
(Montpelier, VT)

Tom France

Northern Rockies, Prairies, and Pacific Regional Center (Missoula, MT)

Susan Kaderka

South Central Regional Center
(Austin, TX)

Brian Kurzel

Rocky Mountain Regional Center
(Denver, CO)

Jen Mihills

Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
(Annapolis, MD)

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

California Regional Center
(Midpines, CA)

Mike Shriberg

Great Lakes Regional Center
(Ann Arbor, MI)

2018–2019 Board Members

Kathleen Hadley

Board Chair

Kathy served more than 10 years as the Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF) Representative to the National Wildlife Federation, and has focused her conservation efforts on protecting and conserving wildlife habitat, restoring natural resources and maintaining public access to public lands. She served two terms as president of MWF where she has been an active board member for more than 20 years. She was appointed by Montana’s governor to the first Private Lands/Public Wildlife Committee, which resulted in legislation that opened up more than seven million acres of private land to public hunting.

Bill Houston

Chair-Elect

Paul Beaudette

Eastern Vice Chair

Mary Van Kerrebrook

Central Vice Chair

Kent Salazar

Western Vice Chair

Bruce Wallace

Past Chair

Mustafa Ali

Director

Miranda Ballentine

Director

Michael Bartlett

Director

Brian Bashore

Director

Ambassador Alan J. Blinken

Director

Carol Buie-Jackson

Director

Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

Director

Allyn Dukes

Director

Eric Freyfogle

Director

Scott Gilmore

Director

Brianna Jones

Director

Jerry Jung

Director

Cody Kamrowski

Director

Koalani Kaulukukui-Barbee

Director

Frederick Kowal

Director

Jay Lanier

Director

Catherine Novelli

Director

Rebecca Pritchett

Director

Sally Ranney

Director

Norm Ritchie

Director

John Robbins

Director

Phil Roos

Director

Seth Ross

Director

Truman Semans

Director

Paul Sloan

Director

Rob Speidel

Director

Siva Sundaresan

Director

Gloria Tom

Director

Beth Viola

Director

Special Advisors to the Board

Paul Dali

Special Advisor

Jamey French

Special Advisor

E. Wayne Nordberg

Special Advisor

Deborah Spalding

Special Advisor

Eric Steinmiller

Special Advisor

Matthew Tashjian

Special Advisor

Leading Experts

The National Wildlife Federation employs talented experts with experience in a diverse range of topics that support our conservation mission. They welcome the opportunity to share their extensive knowledge.

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