Vice President of Human Resources
Valerie Blain-Smith leads WWF’s Human Resources function for our US and field-based staff, including compensation and benefits, organizational development and learning, talent acquisition and strategic partnerships. She also serves on WWF's Global HR Strategy Team.
Valerie joined WWF in 2007 as a contract recruiter, then officially became a Panda in 2008. She grew in leading the recruiting and HR business partner functions and was promoted to Director, Human Resources, in 2012. Valerie brings a breadth of experience in WWF and in prior roles especially in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, and training and development. Valerie holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the Catholic University of America.