Natural Resources Defense Council Names Anders Yang as Chief Development Officer

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on hiring Anders Yang as its new Chief Development Officer. We are honored to be involved in this successful executive search.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Yang joins NRDC with an exceptional track record in principal and major gift fundraising, with key leadership roles in campaigns at the University of California, as well as Harvard University.

“We are extremely excited to have Anders on board,” said Rhea Suh, NRDC president. “His leadership and expertise in external relations, campaigns and development will bring NRDC the fresh, innovative thinking we need to help secure the financial resources necessary to remain the standard-bearer for solving the central environmental challenges of our time.”

Leading an international team spanning all of NRDC’s offices, Yang will play a key role in galvanizing a new generation of funders while maintaining deep and meaningful ties with the organization’s long-standing and most generous donors. Yang will be responsible for creating and implementing plans to acquire private support, including gifts from individuals and foundations, to advance NRDC’s efforts to combat climate change and build a clean energy future, provide safe and sufficient drinking water, defend endangered wild places and wildlife, and foster sustainable healthy communities across the world.

“It’s an honor to serve an organization whose mission and work is so critical,” said Yang. “NRDC has been one of the nation’s most effective environmental groups for almost 50 years, and I am excited to contribute to the important and vital work ahead.”

Read the full press release here: NRDC Hires Leading Academic Fundraiser as Chief Development Officer