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Jaime is responsible for infusing National Wildlife Federation's mission, vision, and values throughout the organization. She manages day to day operations, encourages innovation, initiates identifies new funding opportunities and advances organizational culture change.  She oversees 400+ staff located in 12 offices around the US.

Celebrate July 4th with a Charming Weekend Getaway

7/3/2012 // By Jaime Matyas

I am a fan of the long weekend. So much is possible when the weekend consists of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I recently escaped the bustle, humidity and partisanship in Washington, D.C. and drove north beyond Philadelphia to the neighboring […] Read more >

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In Pursuit of Passion: From Corporate Chief to Cancer Advocate

3/30/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

The is the next interiew in the series “In Pursuit of Passion.” I have met many interesting people on my travels as Executive Vice President of National Wildlife Federation.  In this series, I’ve chosen to showcase those living life with extreme […] Read more >

Valerie the "O" in Monument Valley

In Pursuit of Passion: A Love of Cars and Nature=Chevy Volt

3/1/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Interview with Valerie Zelko, the third post in my series on passion. Read more >

In Pursuit of Passion: Change Starts at Home Over Dinner

2/24/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

I first met Laurie David 20 years ago when she was living in New York City.  Since then she  has become a force for change.  As part of my series on passion, I interviewed Laurie to learn more about her source of energy. Q: What […] Read more >

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In Pursuit of Passion

2/16/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Valentine’s Day has always seemed odd to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate. But I’ve never understood the need for outpouring of love on one designated day. Is the concept of love so fleeting that we need Hallmark to […] Read more >

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Reflections: Inspiration and Oil

12/27/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

As a stereotypical type A, I’ve been reflecting on 2010.  Why wait till New Year’s? I am thankful for NWF supporters who have played an important role in helping NWF protect wildlife for our children’s future.   I am proud that […] Read more >

Jaime, Jean (Craig's wife), Ben and Dan (Craig's sons)

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

12/7/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain cancer just over a year ago. As we shared stories […] Read more >

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The Nature of Childhood Needs More Nature

9/30/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

It’s hard to believe 3 months have passed since the day I spent on a flat bottom boat, under the raging Gulf sun, surrounded by oil, meandering through the Gulf coast marsh with Rosina and her 8 year-old nephew. Back […] Read more >