Rebecca Haynes

Vice President and Executive Director, South Carolina

Rebecca joined Audubon in March 2023 after a near-decade with Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and brings a deep understanding of the conservation, political, and policy landscape in South Carolina to her role as Executive Director. In addition to helping double the size of the organization and tripling its operating budget during her tenure, Rebecca was also pivotal in the development and success of the South Carolina Conservation Coalition, a formal dues-paying coalition comprising over 40 environmental organizations from across the state.

Rebecca spent her early career as a watershed manager at South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control and later as an associate director of Southeast Conservation for American Rivers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a certificate in Environmental Ethics, and a Master of Science degree in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia. When not at work, you can find Rebecca volunteering in her community or spending time in nature with her husband and son and their two dogs and cat.