Rebeccah Sanders: CEO
Augusta, ME — Rebeccah Sanders has been appointed CEO of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s premier environmental advocacy organization. She brings extensive management experience in science-driven conservation and policy and a commitment to fostering collaborative coalitions and engaging a diverse breadth of communities. In her role at NRCM, she will build on the organization’s new strategic focus that includes cultivating young conservation leaders and broadening outreach and connections to Tribal governments and rural and underserved communities.
Most recently, Sanders was Chief Field and Strategy Officer for the National Audubon Society, where she maximized the impact of the organization’s 22 state and regional field offices and extensive network of nature centers and sanctuaries throughout the country. After joining National Audubon in 2013 as Executive Director of the Chicago region, she extended its reach across five states and increased annual revenue ten-fold.
Sanders has devoted significant time to numerous civic, cultural and conservation committees and boards and currently serves as a board member for The Wetlands Initiative.
The National Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has a long legacy of environmental leadership in the state. Today, NRCM is the state's largest and most effective environmental advocacy organization, with more than 25,000 members, supporters and activists. Using the power of science, citizen engagement and the law to secure new safeguards for Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife, and to defeat threats to existing environmental protections, NRCM takes on Maine's most pressing environmental threats to keep the state an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.