"He’s got the experience, leadership and vision to help the National Wildlife Federation."
The National Wildlife Federation today announced that Mike Shriberg will serve as the next regional executive director of its Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., effective February 19. Shriberg succeeds long-time center director Andy Buchsbaum, who was named NWF’s vice president of conservation action in November.
"Mike is a strong advocate and educator—and will be a powerful voice for the Great Lakes and the fish, wildlife, and communities which rely on them," said Buchsbaum. "He’s got the experience, leadership, and vision to help the National Wildlife Federation meet the serious challenges facing the Great Lakes today so that we can create a future where every child can connect with, enjoy, and appreciate wildlife."
Shriberg joins the National Wildlife Federation after serving as the education director at the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan, where he taught, led undergraduate and graduate sustainability programs, and helped integrate sustainability into academic and operational functions of the university. A long-time Great Lakes advocate, Shriberg previously served as policy director at the Ecology Center, where he oversaw state and federal campaigns on clean energy, clean water, and environmental health. Prior to that, he was the director of Environment Michigan and Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM), where he led successful Great Lakes protection and clean energy campaigns.
Shriberg, who received his Ph.D. and M.S. in resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan and his bachelors of science from Cornell University, served as an assistant professor and program director of environmental studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.
"I’m excited to be joining the National Wildlife Federation and look forward to building on the tremendous success of the Great Lakes office," said Shriberg. "Together, we can help advance strong conservation and education priorities that make a difference for Great Lakes wildlife, fish, and communities around the region."
Since 1982, the Great Lakes Regional Center has been a leader in protecting the Great Lakes for the fish, wildlife, and people that depend on this invaluable resource.
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