Randall D. Snodgrass is Director, U.S. Government Cooperation for World Resources Institute (WRI). Randy is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with key funders for WRI’s programs in the federal government and multilateral institutions based in the United States.
Mr. Snodgrass is a former senior executive at the national advocacy group American Rivers and was the principle lobbyist and Director of Government Relations for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for more than a decade.
Randy’s career in conservation spans more than 30 years, during which time he has focused on international and U.S. environment, wildlife and public land issues, including working to pass the Alaska Lands Act, protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and strengthen the Endangered Species Act.
Before joining WWF in 1996, Randy served as Director of Wildlife Policy for National Audubon Society, where he co-chaired the coalition of conservation groups working to protect endangered species. He worked on public land issues for The Wilderness Society, first as Southeast Regional Director in Atlanta, Georgia, then as Director of the Alaska Program in Washington, D.C.
Randy received degrees in geology and botany from The Ohio State University and was a Richard King Mellon Fellow in environmental policy at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and School of Law.
Randy spends the majority of his leisure time with his family, friends and dogs at a hand-hewn log cabin he built in the mountains of western Virginia. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking and nature photography.