Amanda Fuller Brings Extensive Water, Coastal Expertise, Strong Conservation Leadership to South Central Region

AUSTIN, Texas ( July 11, 2022) – Amanda Fuller, a leading voice in equitable conservation policy in the Gulf Coast region, will serve as the next regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Region. Fuller will lead the region’s work advocating for wetlands restoration, water conservation and coastal resilience, as well as promoting practices that protect native prairies and forests, and fostering environmental stewardship in K-12 students. 

”The South Central Region — from the Gulf states to the Great Plains to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — is experiencing myriad natural hazards exacerbated by climate change,” Fuller said. “The National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to embed equitable nature-based solutions while building youth leadership across the region is a critical part of a sustainable path forward. Born and raised in the Gulf region, I am thrilled to continue to contribute to our programs and look forward to working closely with our affiliate organizations, partners, and funders.”

The National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Region includes Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

“They say the measure of a leader is the ability to bring people together to get big things done. Throughout her career at the National Wildlife Federation, Amanda Fuller has done exactly that throughout the Gulf and across Texas. By authentically engaging and supporting community-led restoration efforts throughout the Gulf and across Texas, Amanda has demonstrated how we can make a real difference for people and wildlife alike by simultaneously advancing ecological outcomes, confronting long-standing environmental injustices, and expanding economic opportunities,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We are proud that Amanda will lead an incredible team to advance thoughtful partnership, advocacy, and conservation across the South Central Region.”

Previously the director for the Texas Coast and Water Program for the National Wildlife Federation, Fuller oversaw the organization’s coastal and water-related policy and program work in Texas with a focus on equity and justice in the historically underserved and underrepresented communities disproportionately impacted by climate change. She has been an avid conservationist for more than a decade, joining the National Wildlife Federation in 2013 as a Texas policy specialist on the Gulf team focused on ecosystem restoration after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Prior to joining the National Wildlife Federation, Fuller worked as a program officer with the World Wildlife Fund, focusing on international water policy along the U.S.-Mexico border. Fuller holds a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she focused on environmental and water law.



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