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 serves as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization with 50 state and territorial affiliates and nearly six million hunters, anglers, birders, gardens, hikers, paddlers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Under O’Mara’s leadership, the National Wildlife Federation is focused on recovering America’s wildlife ranging from bison and bighorn sheep to pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees, improving management of and access to public lands, restoring America’s waterbodies, advancing environmental education (including publishing Ranger Rick magazines), and connecting every American child with the great outdoors.

Prior to the National Wildlife Federation, O’Mara led the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as Cabinet Secretary from 2009 through 2014. In that position, Secretary O’Mara served as the state’s top natural resource official, led the state’s efforts to conserve and restore wildlife and fishery habitat, improve air quality and public health, ensure access to clean water, expand outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities, and enhance the state’s resilience to extreme weather and other climate impacts. O’Mara lives in Delaware and spends every possible moment in nature fishing, hunting, hiking, and birding with his wife Krishanti and 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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