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Larry Schweiger became President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation in 2004 with a commitment to confront the climate crisis and to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Previously, Larry served for eight years as President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, where he pioneered watershed restoration and promoted ecological research, land conservation and community outreach. Prior to that, Larry was the Executive Secretary of the Joint House/Senate Conservation Committee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at National Wildlife Federation, and the first Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  


Larry is the author of The Climate Crisis & Corrupt Politics: Overcoming the Powerful Forces that Threaten Our Future and Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth. 

Larry is an active community leader, having served on more than 40 governing boards, commissions and committees. In addition to his service on the board of The Climate Reality Project, he currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Climate Reality Project, the John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; the Blue Green Alliance; and National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. Larry is married and has three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandsons.

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