Defenders Staff

Defenders' staff is as diverse and unique as they are dedicated and experienced. Drawing top wildlife biologists, government policy experts, media relations specialists, membership service representatives, lawyers and many more, Defenders of Wildlife puts all of their individual talents to use to achieve our organization's common goals.

By Department | By Name

President & CEO

President and CEO


Communications Specialist
Vice President of Communications

Conservation Law

Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Vice President, Conservation Law

Conservation Policy

Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Endangered Species Conservation

Senior Endangered Species Analyst
Conservation GIS Analyst
Landscape Conservation and Endangered Species Conservation Assistant
Conservation Data Specialist
VP of Endangered Species Conservation

Field Conservation

Rockies and Plains Representative
Southeast Program Director
Director Southwest Program
Senior Representative, Rockies and Plains Program
Southeast Program Associate
Senior Southwest Representative
Senior Florida Representative
Rockies and Plains Representative
Outreach Representative
California Representative
Rockies and Plains Program Director
Alaska Program Director
Southeast Representative
Northwest Florida Representative
California Program Director
California Representative
Alaska Representative
Northwest Representative
Water Policy Advisor
Senior Southwest Representative
Northwest Representative
Rockies and Plains Program Associate
Rockies and Plains Program Coordinator
Northwest Program Director
Senior Representative Northwest Program
California Desert Representative
Southeast Program Coordinator
Northwest Program Coordinator

Government Relations and External Affairs

National Outreach Representative
Legislative Analyst
Director of Legislative Affairs
National Outreach Representative
Vice President for Government Relations
Government Relations Legislative Counsel

International Conservation

Senior International Counsel
Mexico Programs

Landscape Conservation

Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Adaptation
Federal Lands Policy Analyst
Director of Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Federal Lands Policy Analyst
Vice President, Landscape Conservation
Policy Associate, Renewable Energy & Wildlife
Director of Federal Lands
Renewable Energy and Wildlife Policy Analyst