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Audubon Names Zach Wallace as New Policy Director

Wallace returns to Audubon to lead the organization’s policy work in the state.

DURHAM, NC — Audubon North Carolina is pleased to welcome Zach Wallace back to the team to lead our policy work in the state.

Wallace joins Audubon after serving as Vice President of Public Policy for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, where he worked with the business community and elected officials at the local, state, and federal level. Prior to his position with the chamber, Wallace served as Policy Manager for Audubon.

In his new role as Policy Director, Wallace will set the organization’s policy agenda and strategy to achieve bipartisan conservation and climate policy for birds.

“Zach has a great mind for policy and strategy, and knows how to leverage our strong chapter network to engage all levels of government for birds. We’re excited to have him back,” Audubon North Carolina Interim Executive Director Curtis Smalling said.

A native of Anson County, Wallace graduated from Wingate University and Charlotte School of Law. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and the outdoors with his family.

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Audubon North Carolina, a state program of the National Audubon Society, has offices in Durham, Boone, Corolla, and Wilmington. Learn more at and on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Learn more at and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

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