2021 Winner: Hilary Harp Falk ‘97
Hilary Harp Falk ‘97 is President and CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, leading the largest nonprofit conservation organization dedicated solely to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. She is a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration and leading organizational change. Hilary’s national conservation leadership includes several executive roles at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) culminating in Chief Program Officer. While at NWF, she created and directed the Choose Clean Water Coalition, led programs including wildlife conservation, coastal resiliency, water policy, greenhouse gas reduction, and environmental education. Throughout her career, Hilary has championed women’s leadership and advancing equity in the conservation movement. She was a fellow with the International Women's Forum and co-chaired the National Wildlife Federation’s Women in Conservation Leadership Advisory Council.