Brent Newman

Brent Newman

01.22.2020 | By Brent Newman

Brent joined Audubon Louisiana in 2019, with a focus on state policy and coastal restoration. He coordinates priority project identification and policy direction for Audubon Louisiana, and assists in the Restore the Mississippi River Delta’s state and policy initiatives. Prior to this position, he served as Section Chief for the Interstate and Federal Section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. In that role he led Colorado’s involvement in activities relating to the Colorado River Compact, Upper Colorado River Compact and …

Faye Matthews

11.05.2019 | By Faye Matthews

Faye Matthews is the Legal Policy Advisor and Senior Partnership Manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Restoration and Mississippi River Delta Restoration programs. As Legal Policy Advisor, Faye provides day-to-day advice, including on issues affecting coastal protection and restoration initiatives. As Senior Partnership Manager, Faye works with various stakeholders in the commercial fishing industry to address challenges in the face of our rapidly changing environment. Faye came to the National Wildlife Federation from Capitol Hill where she worked on …

Emily Vuxton

01.11.2019 | By Emily Vuxton

Emily serves as the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s (CRCL) Policy Director. Emily advocates on behalf of CRCL as well as the Restore the Mississippi River Delta for restoration and protection of Louisiana’s coast. Emily came to CRCL from the Institute for Water Resources at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Alexandria, VA. At USACE she supported environmental, coastal and navigation policy initiatives. She also previously worked on policy issues at the National Park Service and the U.S. …

Jessie Ritter

10.28.2016 | By Jessie Ritter

As Director of Water Resources and Coastal Policy, Jessie leads the development and execution of NWF’s national water resources and coastal policy priorities. She oversees federal campaigns to protect clean water and wetlands and increase the resilience of communities and wildlife in the face of climate change and natural disaster events. Jessie also advocates on behalf of NWF’s Gulf Coast Restoration program to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico coastal area, increasing its resiliency in the face of storms, …