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's Office

President and CEO
Chief of Staff


Director of Media Relations
Communications Specialist
Communications Associate

Conservation Law

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

Conservation Policy

Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs

Center for Conservation Innovation

Director, Center for Conservation Innovation
Senior Scientist
GIS and Technical Computing Associate
Conservation Science and Policy Analyst
Conservation Data Scientist
Application Developer

Field Conservation

Aquatic Ecologist
California Program Coordinator
Southeast Program Director
Southwest Program Director
Program Coordinator
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
Southwest Program Coordinator
Representative New Mexico
Alaska 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
Senior Manager, Field Conservation Programs
Texas Representative
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 National Outreach
Director of Legislative Affairs
Senior Government Relations Representative
Vice President for Government Relations
Government Relations Legislative Counsel
Government Relations Representative
Senior Legislative Analyst

International Conservation

Senior International Counsel
Mexico Programs

Landscape Conservation

Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Adaptation
Director of Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Senior Federal Lands Policy Analyst (CO)
Vice President, Landscape Conservation
Private Lands Policy Analyst
Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife
Director of Federal Lands
Landscape Conservation Coordinator
Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy and Wildlife


Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Stewardship and Events Manager
Director of Philanthropy
Planned Giving Associate
Director of Planned Giving
Senior Director of Philanthropy
Leadership Council Director & Director of Philanthropy
Vice President of Philanthropy