Larry Schweiger became head of the National Wildlife Federation in March 2004 with a commitment to confront global warming to protect wildlife for our children's future, connect people to nature, and restore America's wildlife heritage. National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization, with 48 affiliates and more than four million supporters. Schweiger also serves as co-chair of the board of directors of the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Previously, Schweiger served for eight years as president and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, where he pioneered and promoted programs to expand ecological research and community outreach in high-priority conservation areas.
Schweiger is an active community leader, having served on more than 40 governing boards, commissions and committees. He has received many awards for his efforts in conservation, including the Distinguished Service Award for Special Conservation Achievement from National Wildlife Federation in June 1995, and the Conservation Service Award from the Christian Environmental Association in September 1995. He was selected as Pennsylvania's Environmental Professional of the Year in 2002.