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Three Non-profit Vets Assume Leadership Roles at National Audubon Society

Njambi Good and Amy Sobel to lead flyway work; new role for Justin Stokes.

 

NEW YORK—The National Audubon Society today announced the addition of three conservation and non-profit veterans to its national leadership team.

Njambi Good has joined Audubon as vice president of the Pacific Flyway. She brings more than 15 years of advocacy and nonprofit experience, including extensive expertise in developing advocacy campaigns, organizing, mobilizing volunteers, and creating organizational infrastructure. Njambi designed and led thematic issue campaigns that attracted coverage from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Daily Show, and other national outlets. She joins Audubon most recently from Amnesty International USA, where she served as deputy executive director for campaigns and membership. She has also worked with Greenpeace, Save the Bay and the Nature Conservancy. Njambi holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and is based in San Francisco.

“I’m so excited to join an organization with such a long legacy of protecting birds and the habitats they depend on,” said Good. “The perils posed by climate change make that mission more urgent than ever. I look forward to using my two decades of non-profit volunteer, advocacy, engagement and leadership experience to support such important and critical work.”

Amy Sobel joins Audubon as Atlantic Flyway vice president following a decade at Human Rights First, most recently as senior advisor to the president and CEO. Amy led an initiative to dismantle the business of human trafficking that led to passage of federal legislation naming human trafficking prosecutors in every U.S. attorney’s office in the country and strengthened regulations preventing the importation of goods produced with child and slave labor. She has also served as managing director of the Women’s Campaign Fund and worked as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. State Department. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in multicultural education from Eastern University. Amy was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University and was named one of the “Top Non-Profit Innovators” in the Washington, D.C. Region. Amy is based in Washington.

“I am very excited to join the Audubon team in advancing its critical mission to protect birds and the places they, and we all, need to thrive,” said Sobel. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with the dedicated staff and all the stakeholders in the organization's powerful network to press for and implement strategic and impactful conservation solutions that are needed today more than ever before.”

Justin Stokes most recently served as Audubon’s vice president of political affairs and executive director of the Audubon Action Fund. He will take over as vice president and executive director of Audubon South Carolina.  Prior to joining Audubon, Justin served six years as chief of staff in the United States House of Representatives working for four members of Congress, including from the South Carolina delegation. Justin also worked on a Republican presidential campaign and got his start in public service in the South Carolina Governor’s office. He is a native of Camden, South Carolina, a graduate of Clemson University, and recently completed the Wilson Fellowship in Strategic Management for Environmental Leadership at Harvard Business School. Justin is based in Charleston.

“I'm thrilled to continue driving Audubon's mission forward from the ground in my home state of South Carolina,” said Stokes. “Our organization has a clear vision of what's required to protect our birds and their habitat, and a great team in place to make it happen.”

Njambi, Amy and Justin will begin their new duties this week.

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The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

 

 

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