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

Collin O’Mara is the President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. Under O’Mara’s leadership, NWF is protecting wildlife ranging from bison to monarch butterflies, ensuring healthy waters and sustainable habitats, advancing environmental education, and connecting people with the great outdoors.

Prior to NWF, O’Mara led Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, where he led numerous regional clean air, clean water, youth recreation, and habitat restoration efforts, and he was a primary architect of the City of San Jose’s Green Vision. O’Mara lives in
Delaware and spends every possible moment in nature with his
daughter Riley.



Bruce Wallace

Deborah Spalding

Bruce Wallace has served as Chair of National Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors since March 2015.  As a lawyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bruce has specialized in environmental matters for the past 25 years, with a focus on natural resource protection on behalf of such organizations and coalitions as MUCC (FERC Relicensing Coalition), Michigan Environmental Trust, the Great Lakes Commission, National Wildlife Federation (e.g., Great Lakes Compact, Sulfide Mining Litigation) and numerous organizations and homeowner groups litigating groundwater and air pollution issues.  Bruce has served as Treasurer of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, is author of a book for practitioners entitled Environmental Litigation, and is an active member of NWF's Wolfpack and Great Lakes Leaders Council. Bruce is annually recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

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