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


Director of Media Relations
Communications Associate
Communications Associate

Conservation Law

Senior Staff Attorney
Senior Staff Attorney
Legal Fellow
Managing Attorney (CO)
Vice President, Conservation Law

Conservation Policy

Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Center for Conservation Innovation

Director, Center for Conservation Innovation
Senior Scientist
Conservation GIS Scientist
Landscape Conservation and Endangered Species Conservation Coordinator
Conservation Data Scientist

Field Conservation

Rockies and Plains Representative
California Program Coordinator
Southeast Program Director
Director Southwest Program
Senior Representative, Rockies and Plains Program
Southeast Program Associate
Senior Representative Arizona
Senior Florida Representative
Rockies and Plains Representative
Outreach Representative
California Representative
Rockies and Plains Program Director
Southeast Representative
Field Conservation Coordinator
Senior Northwest Florida Representative
California Program Director
Senior California Representative
Senior Alaska Representative
Senior Representative Texas
Northwest Program Director
Water Policy Advisor
Senior Representative Arizona
Northwest Representative
Rockies and Plains Program Associate
VP, Field Conservation Programs
Senior Northwest Representative
Senior Representative Northwest Program
California Desert Representative
Southeast Program Coordinator
Northwest Program Coordinator

Government Relations and External Affairs

National Outreach Representative
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
Senior Federal Lands Policy Analyst
Director of Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Senior Federal Lands Policy Analyst (CO)
Vice President, Landscape Conservation
Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Director of Federal Lands
Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife


Director of Philanthropy
Leadership Council Director & Director of Philanthropy
Vice President of Philanthropy