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National Audubon Society Welcomes a New Vice President of Government Affairs

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WASHINGTON – The National Audubon Society named Felice Stadler as its next vice president of government affairs. Stadler is a seasoned conservation leader with more than two decades of experience in the environmental policy field.

In her new role, Stadler will serve as the organization’s chief lobbying strategist on federal policy and regulatory issues and will support expanding Audubon’s policy impact across the hemisphere. Stadler most recently served as vice president for political affairs at Environmental Defense Fund, where she led a diverse team focused on federal policy advocacy.

“Felice brings extensive experience elevating grasstops and grassroots voices and a successful track record of convening diverse partners to make progress on complex policy issues,” said Justin Stokes, deputy chief conservation officer, National Audubon Society. “She will be a strong leader as we advance our policy agenda and expand our policy impact across the hemisphere. Her thoughtful approach to relationship building with colleagues and bipartisan decision-makers, as well as a deep personal and professional commitment to centering equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging values, are among the many great qualities she brings to this critical leadership role.”

Stadler played a key role in advancing EDF’s federal clean energy, clean air, and climate policy portfolio and most recently helped lead the organization’s two-year campaign for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Previously, Stadler launched the Methane Partners Campaign that successfully secured federal limits on methane pollution from the oil and gas sector and established the climate and energy program at National Wildlife Federation.

In addition to the significant multi-organization effort to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, Audubon is building on recent policy victories for birds, people, and the places we all need, including the passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, Water Resources Development Act, Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act, and other important efforts.

“I am honored to step into this role, and excited to bring my experience building coalitions and grassroots advocacy to help amplify Audubon’s considerable strength,” said Stadler. “I look forward to working with a talented team that has enormous expertise and passion, and the focused commitment needed to advance lasting policy that protects birds and habitats crucial to all of us.”


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About Audubon The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.


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