Robyn Arville

Chief People & DEI Officer

Robyn Arville is responsible for developing NRDC's talent strategy and guiding the organization to create a culture that embraces innovation, learning, resilience, and joy. Prior to joining NRDC in April 2022, Arville was the chief talent & culture officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she helped to scale global operations, transform culture, and increase employee engagement. She also helped revamp its compensation system and led the development of a racial equity framework for all Wikimedia programs.

In her 20-plus-year career in human resources, Arville was also the head of people & culture at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). In addition, she has worked at Humanity United, a human rights philanthropic foundation, along with various health care and biotechnology organizations, from small startups to large global organizations. Arville’s areas of expertise include organizational design and effectiveness, workforce planning, talent development, performance facilitation, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement and well-being.

Arville is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.