GFG Board Members

Jim Brumm

Jim Brumm

Board Chair

Jim, a lawyer and advisor on Corporate Social Responsibility issues, was formerly the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Mitsubishi’s U.S. subsidiary.

Leslie Danoff

Leslie Danoff

While a Board Director at Rainforest Trust, Leslie helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

George Fenwick

George Fenwick

George was the Founder of the American Bird Conservancy in 1994 and served as its President until 2017.

Miles Freeland

Miles Freeland

Miles is the Global Head of Communications at Pangaia. He has over two decades of experience in the fashion industry as a senior marketing and communications executive, including at Diesel, Burberry, rag & bone, Saint Laurent, and Ralph Lauren.

Richard Lazarus

Richard Lazarus

Richard is Harvard Law School Professor of Environmental law, Natural Resources law, Supreme Court Advocacy, and Torts.

GFG Team

George Fenwick

George Fenwick

President & Co-Founder

George was the Founder of the American Bird Conservancy in 1994 and served as its President until 2017.

Leslie Danoff

Leslie Danoff

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

While a Board Director at Rainforest Trust, Leslie helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

Rita Fenwick

Rita Fenwick

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder 

Rita has worked in biodiversity conservation for over 25 years. She served as Vice President and Director of Development for American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for two decades.

Florent Kaiser

Florent Kaiser

Executive Director

Florent is a passionate conservation entrepreneur on a mission to implement effective solutions to scale up restoration and protection of the world's forest ecosystems. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum's 1t.org Trillion Tree Campaign. As a member of the Board of the Global Partnership for Landscape Restoration, Florent represents GFG's work with catalytic on-the-ground implementers.

Constantino Aucca

Constantino Aucca

Executive Director, Accion Andina & Co-Founder

Tino is a prominent on-the-ground leader of community-based reforestation and the recovery of Polylepis forests in the high Andes. His 20 year model of successful engagement with indigenous communities in Peru is the inspiration for Accion Andina.

Erin Lebbin

Erin Lebbin

Director of Program Development

Erin is a non-profit development specialist with ten years of fundraising, programmatic, and management leadership in Latin American wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.


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