Endangered Species Coalition Welcomes Susan Holmes as Subsequent Govt Director  


Washington, DC – The Endangered Species Coalition Board of Administrators is happy to announce the choice of Susan Holmes, a frontrunner in coalition constructing and wildlife advocacy, as the brand new Govt Director. Susan succeeds Leda Huta who served as Govt Director from 2008-2023.

Susan Holmes brings over 25 years of expertise in wildlife marketing campaign administration and wildlife coverage to the management of the Endangered Species Coalition. Earlier than becoming a member of the Endangered Species Coalition (ESC), Susan labored because the Wildlife Campaigns Director at Atmosphere America. She has a confirmed document of excellence in designing and managing conservation campaigns, coalition constructing and management, and fundraising. She additionally brings experience in defending wildlife corridors and wildlife connectivity. She led the Connectivity Coverage Coalition and performed an essential position in securing the primary devoted federal funding for wildlife street crossings. She beforehand served on the board of the Endangered Species Coalition and has labored for the Wildlands Community, Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, Earthjustice,  the Sierra Membership, and the Harriman Institute at Columbia College.  Susan obtained her BA from Dartmouth Faculty and is a recipient of Dartmouth’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Distinguished Public Service Award.

“The Endangered Species Coalition has completed an unlimited quantity underneath Leda Huta’s management,” stated Julie Gorte, PhD, Endangered Species Board Chair. “It’s an honor to welcome one other chief in environmental safety, Susan Holmes, to the position of Govt Director.  Susan has served the group because the board chair for a few years, and ESC couldn’t be in higher palms.” 

“I’m honored to have been chosen to guide the Endangered Species Coalition and to construct on its legacy of excellence in advocacy for our most susceptible species,” stated Susan Holmes.  “Within the US, one in 5 species are vulnerable to extinction. With over 401 member teams devoted to defending at-risk wildlife, ESC is a robust voice at a essential time. My focus shall be to help the devoted teams and people of our coalition and our employees who’re working to avoid wasting our most endangered species — from wolves and grizzlies to monarch butterflies and proper whales.” 



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