EARTHWORKS announces Jennifer Krill as new Executive Director
January 13, 2010
Leading advocacy organization on extractive industries
expands team and increases expertise
Washington D.C., January 13th-- "EARTHWORKS is very pleased to welcome Jennifer Krill as its new Executive Director. Starting February 1st, Ms. Krill will lead EARTHWORKS in its third decade of achievement as the only national environmental advocacy organization focused exclusively on the environmental and social issues surrounding mineral extraction.
"I am thrilled to join EARTHWORKS and proud to lend my voice to the movement to protect people and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral, oil and gas extraction," said Ms. Krill. "EARTHWORKS is a nimble, effective organization with a proven track record of success through its tough stands against irresponsible actors in extractive industries, its strong commitment to protecting communities and its innovative partnerships with market leaders."
Ms. Krill comes to EARTHWORKS from a distinguished eleven-year tenure at Rainforest Action Network (RAN), where she led several campaigns and served as Program Director. Her strengths as a strategist, corporate campaigner and fundraiser will reinforce and strengthen EARTHWORKS programs, such as the groundbreaking No Dirty Gold campaign and the pioneering Oil and Gas Accountability Project. She will be joining a talented staff and board to build on EARTHWORKS' successful efforts among governments, industry and citizens to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development.
"Jennifer has the combination of skills, experience and energy to build on EARTHWORKS' thirty years of success in promoting sound environmental policy and practices for the mining and oil and gas industries in the United States and around the world," said Karin Sheldon, Chair of the EARTHWORKS Board of Directors. "We are delighted that she is joining our team."
Ms. Krill's career in environmental advocacy includes stints at Greenpeace USA, the Earth Island Institute and the Sea Turtle Restoration Project before joining RAN in 1998. At RAN, Jennifer directed the Old Growth Forest and Freedom From Oil Campaigns before becoming the Director of RAN's Programs in 2007. Ms. Krill's environmental career accomplishments include helping to develop a landmark policy with Boise Cascade to protect old growth forests throughout its operations, leading RAN's successful Jumpstart Ford campaign, and helping RAN to launch the Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign.
A 1995 graduate of Ball State University, Ms. Krill holds Bachelor Degrees in Landscape Architecture and History. She serves on the board of directors of Plug In America and the advisory committee of the Business Ethics Network.
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