Chief of Staff
Headquarters // Reston, VA
As Chief of Staff of the National Wildlife Federation, Amanda McKnight works with the CEO and senior leadership to manage and execute the National Wildlife Federation’s strategic objectives. She leads key initiatives and projects, particularly operational implementation and organizational change related to the strategic plan, and oversees the Human Resources and Organizational Training Department. McKnight joined the staff of the National Wildlife Federation in 2007, and has held a variety of operational roles during her tenure.
Prior to joining the National Wildlife Federation, McKnight was the program director for before- and after-school programs at 11 elementary schools in Tucson, Arizona, and spent six years as an Interpretive Park Ranger at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina.
McKnight grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, where she developed a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Biology, with an emphasis in ecology and environmental biology. She lives in Virginia with her husband and son.
From coast to coast, cities and their residents are taking action to create and protect habitat for local wildlife.Read More
As the National Wildlife Federation celebrates Women's History Month, we take a look at American primatologist and preservationist Dr. Dian Fossey.Read More
The National Wildlife Federation is partnering with colleges and universities to address one of the biggest threats to wildlife.Read More
Place your order today for the themed box that delivers everything you need to create family memories while discovering nature and wildlife.Learn More
The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.