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Heather White is a nationally recognized conservation and environmental policy expert with extensive experience leading and advising non-profit organizations, including increasing organizational performance, managing change, guiding strategic planning, and directing innovative fundraising and advocacy campaigns. In 2019, she created Heather White Strategies, a consulting firm to help businesses, foundations, and nonprofits create a greener, healthier, and more equitable world. During her three-year tenure as President & CEO of Yellowstone Forever from June 2016 to June 2019, Heather led the organization to raise more than $50 million from philanthropy, retail, and educational programming, provided $18 million in cash grants to Yellowstone National Park, increased educational programming participants by 45%, and more than quadrupled Yellowstone Forever’s digital reach to 825,000 online supporters. As Executive Director of EWG, Heather nearly doubled annual revenues to $13.7 million, created the first strategic plan and subsequent rebranding that increased web traffic by 40% to 23 million unique yearly visitors, and directed campaigns that resulted in corporate action and policy reform by activating its two million supporters. Heather has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center, Director of Education Advocacy for the National Wildlife Federation, Counsel to US Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), a presidential campaign staffer and recount attorney for Al Gore, and an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims law firm. In 2015, Heather was named one of the "Top 20 Women Leaders in Sustainability" by Green Building & Design magazine and "100 Women to Watch in Wellness" by MindBodyGreen. She's a frequent spokesperson in national media and has significant experience serving on national nonprofit boards.