Business 100 – 2017

Collin O’Mara/National Wildlife Federation

Collin O’Mara serves as president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization, with 51 state and territorial affiliates and nearly six million members. He also serves on the Wildlife Hunting and Heritage Conservation Council, the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, and the Blue Ribbon Panel for Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. In 2015, he was named Bass Pro Shop’s Conservation Partner of the Year. He is regularly called before Congress to testify about wildlife, water, and sportsmen issues.

Prior to the National Wildlife Federation, Collin led the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as Cabinet Secretary from 2009 through 2014, then the youngest state cabinet official in the nation.

A native of Syracuse, New York, Collin was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, holds an M.P.A. from Syracuse University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He lives in Delaware and spends every possible moment in nature fishing, hunting, hiking, and birding with his wife, Krishanti, and daughters Riley and Alana.