Allison Vogt joined Audubon in July 2021 as Chief of Staff. Allison serves as a key strategic advisor to CEO Elizabeth Gray. A seasoned organizational leader and teambuilder, she partners closely with Audubon’s executive leadership team to drive organizational change. Allison also manages the Office of the CEO and the Board Relations team, ensuring effective integration across the organization. Trained as an ecologist, Allison combines her deep experience in the conservation sector with her skills as a strategist, manager, and communicator. Allison was a driving force in the development of Audubon’s Flight Plan strategy. She also serves as the Executive Sponsor for Audubon’s Affinity Group Advisory Committee.
Allison joined Audubon after seven years at The Nature Conservancy. She served in multiple roles including as Deputy Executive Director for the Maryland/DC region, where she led cross-functional team to achieve landmark conservation wins, including Maryland’s largest river restoration and market-based solutions for stormwater management in the District of Columbia. Allison’s extensive network and experience in hemispheric bird conservation are a result of five years as Director of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Allison’s early career included roles as a legislative Fellow on Capitol Hill, executive director of a small nonprofit in Maine, and as an AmeriCorps volunteer in rural northern California.
Allison holds a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and both an M.S. in Ecology and Certificate of Non-Profit Management from the University of Georgia.