Palmer takes over GWS helm

Jennifer Palmer officially took on the duties of GWS Executive Director in early April at the GWS2017 Conference in Norfolk. A conservation scientist, educator, and wildlife biologist, Jennifer has worked across the U.S. and internationally in more than 35 countries, with more than 15 years working with organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NOAA, The Ocean Foundation, and the WILD Foundation.

Jennifer succeeds Dave Harmon, who stepped down after 27 years with the GWS.  He is staying on with the Society on a part-time basis, dedicated to advancing specific projects, while our Membership and Conference Coordinator, Emily Dekker-Fiala, will continue to support the Society in her existing role.

As part of the transition, Jennifer will also be relocating the George Wright Society from Michigan to the San Francisco Bay Area, and has established an executive office there.  For the time being, the GWS mailing address and telephone number remain the same.