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!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.