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Marcia Marsh

Chief Operating Officer

Marcia Marsh
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Marcia oversees the execution of WWF’s strategy, guiding our work in policy, markets and field conservation and resolving complex business problems. She is also our executive lead for the CARE-WWF Alliance, a partnership addressing the linkages between poverty and environmental degradation.

Marcia serves on the Governing Committee of the Natural Capital Project, a partnership between Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy and WWF to transform institutional and market decision-making using ecosystem services. She is also responsible for the performance of critical operating systems, including human resources, finance and IT, which support the work of more than 800 employees in the U.S. and abroad.

Marcia joined WWF in 2004 as the Senior Vice President for Operations and led the design and implementation of key business processes. She has since served as the organization’s lead change manager, helping to align people, processes and technology with an ambitious strategy to bring conservation to scale. Prior to joining WWF Marcia served in a number of leadership roles including Vice President of Government Transformation at the Partnership for Public Service; Practice Leader for Integrated Solutions and International Consulting for Watson Wyatt Worldwide; and partner with Price Waterhouse’s Global Human Resource Solutions business.

She has 26 years of general business and human capital consulting experience focusing on helping complex organizations achieve their business strategies.

Marcia, a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, studied international politics at the University of Virginia and is a certified public accountant. She also serves on the board of WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence).

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