Jamie Rappaport Clark

President and CEO
Jamie Rappaport Clark is the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, and former head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jamie’s lifelong commitment to wildlife and conservation led her to choose a career in wildlife biology, and she came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government. Jamie is recognized as a leading national expert on the Endangered Species Act and imperiled wildlife. She has testified before Congress on numerous occasions in support of strong fish and wildlife conservation laws. Her leadership and expertise have helped defeat numerous efforts to destroy the Endangered Species Act.

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What Happened to Stewardship in Congress? »

Today, many of our political leaders have lost sight of their stewardship responsibility to the American public. Instead of conserving and protecting America’s natural resources, many members in Congress seem primarily focused on short term economic gain, regardless of the environmental consequences.