Mike Daulton—Vice President, Government Relations & Director of National Programs
Mike leads Audubon's national public policy team, including government relations and grassroots advocacy. As Audubon's senior policy and political strategist, Mike represents the organization at the highest levels of government and the Congress. He is a veteran of successful legislative battles protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Endangered Species Act. With broad expertise in energy issues, public lands and conservation policy, he has testified before Congress on a wide range of issues, including wildlife refuges and conservation programs designed to protect migratory birds. He has appeared on CSPAN and Fox News, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times and other major news outlets. Mike recently received the prestigious Charles H. Callison Award and the Brock Evans Award for Endangered Species Protection.
Mike joined Audubon's National Policy Office in 1999. Prior to working at Audubon, he served as a program evaluator on environmental protection issues for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Mike is a native of San Diego, California and currently lives in downtown Washington, DC with his wife and daughter.
B.S., Ecology, University of California, San Diego
Master's, Public Policy, Duke University