NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today's leadership team and board of trustees makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

Mitchell Bernard

President and Chief Counsel

Jennifer Bernstein

Chief Operations Officer & Chief Development Officer

Michelle Egan

Chief Strategy Officer

Kristi Pullen Fedinick

Chief Science Advisor

Veronica Foo

Chief Financial Officer

Irina Petrova

Corporate Counsel

Shelley Poticha

Chief Climate Strategist

Jenny Powers

Chief Communications Officer

Anika Rahman

Chief Board Relations Officer

Troy Riddle

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Andrew Wetzler

Chief Program Officer

Ed Yoon

Chief Policy Advocacy Officer