NRDC Announces Mollie Marsh-Heine as Chief Development Officer

NEW YORK – Mollie Marsh-Heine will join NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) as its Chief Development Officer after seven years as Senior Vice President of Development at Earthjustice. In her new role, Marsh-Heine will provide strategic vision for NRDC’s ambitious fundraising efforts, as well as operational guidance of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

“I’m proud to join an organization that has such a long and tremendous track record of success in the environmental movement,” said Marsh-Heine. “NRDC brings a breadth of expertise at all levels of engagement and scale to tackle the most urgent environmental issues affecting our health, our communities and our planet. It’s an exciting and urgent time to build visibility and support for NRDC’s critically important work both here in the U.S. and across the globe.”

Marsh-Heine comes to NRDC with an extensive background in the nonprofit world. As the Senior Vice President of Development at Earthjustice, she was instrumental in leading and growing the organization’s multifaceted philanthropy department. Prior to her time at Earthjustice, Marsh-Heine oversaw development, operations and programmatic outreach efforts for The Nature Conservancy’s global and national offices.

“Mollie brings an exciting combination of deep experience and true passion for our work that makes her a wonderful addition to NRDC’s leadership team,” said Manish Bapna, President and CEO of NRDC. “She has dedicated nearly her entire career to the environmental movement, including decades of senior leadership experience at major NGOs. I look forward to building on this legacy, together.”

Marsh-Heine will join NRDC on March 1, 2023.

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.