Contact: Mike Saccone, Communications Advisor, NWF Action Fund, MikeSaccone@nwa.org, 202-797-6634
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2024) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has added three distinguished conservation, political, and sustainability leaders to its board. The new members are Alexis Acevedo, director of partnership and program implementation at Equis Research; Charles Hernick, head of sustainability disclosures policy at Amazon; and Brianna Joes Rich, an attorney at Clifford Chance.
“Wildlife conservation brings people and leaders together across political divides — and drives durable solutions for people and species alike. The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is honored to welcome Alexis Acevedo, Charles Hernick, and Bri Jones Rich to its board. Their leadership and perspectives will help ensure that the Action Fund continues to support wildlife and conservation issues and champions alike at all levels of government,” said Martha Darling, chair of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund Board of Directors. “We look forward to working with them and our elected champions to recover wildlife, act on the climate crisis, expand outdoor recreation, and protect clean water, air, and lands.”
Alexis Acevedo is the director of partnerships and program implementation at Equis Research, an organization helping to move past the idea of the Latino community as a monolith, and toward a more sophisticated understanding of the experiences, issue preferences, and political identities of Latino and Hispanic voters. Prior to joining Equis, he worked as the political and field director for America Votes in Nevada and Pennsylvania. Alexis is an Afro-Latino immigrant from the Dominican Republic who loves to travel, music, astronomy, and the outdoors. He is based in New Jersey, and is as passionate about life as he is about solving social justice issues and treasures every cross-cultural experience that confirms the common fabric of the human race.
Charles Hernick is the head of sustainability disclosures policy at Amazon, with more than a decade of experience at the intersection of energy, policy advocacy, and environmental stewardship. Formerly the vice president of policy and advocacy at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, he effectively bridged political divides, driving bipartisan engagement on clean energy and climate matters. Charles holds an M.A. in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University, complemented by a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota. He was also the Republican nominee for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District during the 2016 election.
Brianna “Bri” Jones Rich grew up in Wyoming’s wide open spaces and currently calls the New York Catskills home. She currently serves on the National Wildlife Federation (501c3) board of directors and previously served on the boards of the National Wildlife Federation’s Florida and Wyoming affiliates. Bri received a BA in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Wyoming and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. She works as an attorney in New York City. In her spare time, Bri enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing, photography, and travel.