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Heath Packard

Heath Packard

Director of Philanthropy and Communications at Island Conservation

Santa Cruz, California
Public Relations and Communications
  1. Island Conservation,
  2. Washington State Department of Natural Resources,
  3. Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
  1. American University

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American University

American University

Philosophy and Social Policy

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Director of Philanthropy and Communications

Island Conservation
– Present (9 months)Santa Cruz, California

Support organization's fundraisers secure $6M+ in annual philanthropic partner, Government, NGO, and multi-lateral investments in island biodiversity preservation, and preventing extinctions by removing invasive species from islands.

Director of Communications

Island Conservation
(1 year 2 months)Santa Cruz, CA

Director of Legislative and External Affairs

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
(4 years)

Directed and manages legislative and government relations; managed agency's legislative policy and budget portfolio; managed constituent relations; brokered settlement agreements.

Policy Analyst

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
(10 months)

Analyzed policies for agency; recommended legislative changes; government and board relations.

Washington State Policy Director

National Audubon Society
(7 years 1 month)

State lobbyist, policy developer, and government relations director for the National Audubon Society; Grassroots organizer for 26 independent local Audubon Chapters.

Field Director

National Wildlife Refuge Association
(2 years 6 months)Washington, DC

Trained refuge friends groups and cooperative associations to be effective refuge advocates; mobilized groups to effectively advocate for funding and policies in Congress.


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  • Natural Resources Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Program Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Campaign Strategies
  • Campaign Plans
  • Campaign Managment
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  • Research
  • Volunteer Management
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Grassroots Lobbying
  • Community Outreach
  • Climate Change
  • Fundraising
  • Philanthropy
  • Donor Development
  • Donor Engagement
  • Major Donor Cultivation
  • Conservation Issues
  • Environmental Policy
  • Grants
  • Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Strategic Communications
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American University

MA, Philosophy and Social Policy

Masters in Philosophy and Social Policy

State University of New York College at Oswego

BA, Biology and Philosophy

Bachelors in Biology and in Philosophy

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