Date: January 31, 2018
The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is proud to announce and welcome Lindsey Lemmons as their new Executive Director. Lemmons will oversee all aspects of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s operations including issue development and advocacy, administration, fundraising, staff supervision, event planning, membership, communications, and program activities. She will manage all Federation employees, appoint staff, plan for events and fundraising, supervise all conservation and education programs conducted by the Federation, and formulate position recommendations on a variety of environmental issues.
Lindsey is an expert strategist with a sincere passion for conserving our outdoor heritage. She is effective in environmental policy development and implementation for both public and private entities, and applies this knowledge to cultivate partners and support. She is known for her ability to collaborate, engage, and build strong relationships with individuals of various backgrounds by utilizing exceptional communication skills in combination with expertise in relationship management, performance management, natural and cultural resources, planning for energy and water conservation, green procurement, regulatory compliance, and community outreach.
Lemmons worked for the Mississippi National Guard for over 10 years, where she effectively identified deficiencies in environmental performance and strategically advised on issues for large-scale implementation, positioning the organization to secure $20M for wastewater infrastructure improvements. Lindsey provided simple solutions to maximize impacts of legislative funding opportunities and successfully advised on programming to secure and maintain multi-million dollar budgets while saving the organization over $200,000 in administrative costs. Before joining MWF, Lindsey spent over 2 years with The Nature Conservancy of Mississippi, applying her skills towards a fundraising team and strategy that doubled the organization’s giving in one year.
Demery Grubbs, MWF Board President, states “We are very excited to welcome Lindsey to our team at MWF. Not only will she bring fresh energy and ideas to the Federation, but will also bring a wealth of knowledge for managing policies and programs.”
Contact: Lindsey Lemmons, MWF Executive Director