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Karla Raettig joined the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund as Executive Director in May 2019. Before returning to NWF, Karla served as Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland’s leading environmental political organization, for nearly 8 years.  During that time Maryland LCV doubled its budget and passed landmark legislation including doubling Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.  


From 2008-2011, Karla served as the Program Director for NWF’s Mississippi River Delta restoration program, where she led NWF’s efforts to pass the RESTORE Act.  Prior to joining NWF, Karla practiced environmental law at the Environmental Integrity Project, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, and at the Seattle office of Earthjustice, Karla has an LL.M in environmental and natural resources law from Tulane University Law School and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  

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