WCS Trustees & Senior Management

Board of Trustees

"WCS is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of men and women distinguished by their leadership in a wide range of professions and sharing a passionate commitment to conservation. The Board is collectively responsible for overseeing the welfare of WCS and the pursuit of its charitable mission. We carry out our oversight and governance role guided by WCS's Core Values–Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Diversity, and Collaboration."

Antonia M. Grumbach, Chair of the Board

Board Officers

Antonia M. Grumbach
Chair of the Board

Gordon E. Dyal

Jonathan D. Green
Hamilton E. James
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Vice Chairs of the Board

Frederick W. Beinecke

Elected Trustees

Elizabeth Ainslie

Frederick W. Beinecke

Rosina M. Bierbaum

C. Diane Christensen

Wellington J. Denahan

Katherine L. Dolan

Gordon E. Dyal

Thomas J. Edelman

Christopher J. Elliman

Bradley L. Goldberg

Paul A. Gould

Jonathan D. Green

Antonia M. Grumbach

Judith H. Hamilton

John N. Irwin III

Hamilton E. James

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Ambrose K. Monell

Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Alejandro Santo Domingo

David B. Schiff

Walter C. Sedgwick

Katherine Sherrill

Caroline N. Sidnam

Andrew H. Tisch

Roselinde Torres

Ex Officio Trustees

Bill de Blasio
Mayor of the City of New York

Scott Stringer
Comptroller of the City of New York

Corey Johnson
Speaker, New York City Council

Mitchell Silver
Commissioner, Dept. of Parks
and Recreation, City of New York

Tom Finkelpearl
Commissioner, Dept. of Cultural Affairs,
City of New York

Rubén Díaz Jr.
President, Borough of the Bronx

Eric Adams
President, Borough of Brooklyn

Cristián Samper, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Wildlife Conservation Society

Life Trustees

Robert G. Goelet

Howard Phipps, Jr.
Chair Emeritus

Julian H. Robertson, Jr.

David T Schiff
Chair Emeritus

Mrs. Leonard N. Stern

Mrs. Richard B. Tweedy

Ward W. Woods
Chair Emeritus

Barbara Hrbek Zucker

Trustee Emeritus

Eleanor Briggs

Jonathan L. Cohen

Brian J. Heidtke

WCS Council

The WCS Council brings together a core of WCS supporters to help advance our mission and provide leadership support as we expand our programs and initiatives.

Ambassador Barbara Barrett
and Craig Barrett

Todd and Emma Goergen

Melissa Hawks

Catherine and Blake Holden

Anita L. Keefe

Justin F. Korsant

Patricia and Alan Koval

Larry Linden

Eugene R. McGrath

Ilona Nemeth and Alan Quasha

Alexander T. Robertson

Victoria and Roger Sant

Lyn Silfen

Gillian Hearst Simonds
and Christian Simonds

Manoj Singh

Jack Stephenson

Mara Talpins

Pamela M. Thye

Robin van Bokhorst

WCS Senior Management

"Making good on WCS's ambitious conservation strategy requiresfirst rate leadership throughout the organization. I am proud to work with WCS's highly competent and accomplished leadership team, at the executive level and within each of our divisions. Together we strive to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature."

Cristián Samper, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cristián Samper, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert G. Menzi
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

James J. Breheny
Executive Vice President & General Director, Zoos and Aquarium, and Jonathan Little Cohen Director of the Bronx Zoo

John F. Calvelli
Executive Vice President for Public Affairs

Paula Hayes
Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Resources

John G. Robinson, PhD
Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science and Joan O. L. Tweedy Chair in Conservation Strategy

Mary A. Dixon
Senior Vice President for Communications

Christopher J. McKenzie, Esq.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Deputy Secretary

Laura Stolzenthaler
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Walston
Vice President, Global Conservation Program

A more complete listing of WCS's worldwide leadership is contained in WCS's Annual Report.

As of June 2017

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