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Vice President & Executive Director, Audubon Connecticut & Audubon New York Connecticut + New York

National Audubon has selected Michael “Mike” Burger as its next Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut and New York, effective August 1, 2021.

Mike has been a core member of the Audubon team since 1999, when he joined the organization’s then-standalone New York office as Forest Ecologist. He has since held numerous staff and leadership roles in the region, including Director of Bird Conservation, Director of Conservation and Science, Managing Director, Senior Director of Conservation, and most recently Interim Vice President and Executive Director of Connecticut and New York. Prior to joining National Audubon, Mike earned MS and PhD degrees at the University of Michigan, where he studied climatic and physiological determinants of bird ranges and was supported by a Department of Energy Global Change Fellowship.

Mike’s knowledge of Audubon’s programs, steady leadership, and strong relationships throughout the organization will ensure that the Connecticut and New York office is able to continue to grow its conservation work, progress its policy agenda, evolve its centers, and make a difference for birds and the places they, and we, need to thrive.

Chloe Kanas and Karen Wilcox led this search with Tatiana Oberkoetter, supported by Donovan Smith and Monica Ochoa.


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