Walton Family Foundation Names Environment Director

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The Walton Family Foundation promoted Moira Mcdonald to director of its environment program.

Mcdonald had led the foundation’s programs for the Mississippi River and the Delta for the past 11 years. The environment program focuses on the nation’s rivers and oceans.

“Never in our lives has it been more clear how dependent we all are on a healthy environment to sustain us,” said Lukas Walton, the chair of the foundation’s environment committee. “Over the last two decades, the Walton Family Foundation has helped secure the largest water conservation agreement in history, established the sustainable seafood market, and helped launch the largest funded restoration project in the world in Coastal Louisiana. Moira is the leader we need to keep driving system-wide changes for a world where nature and people are able to thrive together.”

Mcdonald, of Takoma Park, Maryland, has a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Minnesota. She previously served as senior advisor at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation where she worked on freshwater conservation in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.