David Yarnold, previously a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the San Jose Mercury News and currently Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund and President of Environmental Defense Action Fund has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Audubon as of 1 September 2010.
“For me, going to Audubon is like going home. Community-based education and action that breeds broader changes has always been engaging and rewarding for me and those are the things Audubon does best,” Yarnold said.
Here’s hoping that he will prove up to the task of running one of the United States premiere conservation organizations. Good luck, Mr. Yarnold!