Marnie Urso

Senior Policy Director

Marnie Urso is the Senior Policy Director for Audubon Great Lakes. She has been working to advance environmental public policy initiatives in the Great Lakes region and Washington DC for over 20 years – the last 14 of those with the National Audubon Society.  Her primary focus over the course of her career has been state and federal Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change policy – prior to working for the Audubon’s Great Lake’s office, she worked to empower Audubon state offices to plan and implement state climate policy campaigns as a National Campaigns Manger.   Before that, she directed Audubon’s campaign to re-instate Ohio’s renewable energy standards and to worked to ratify the Great Lakes Compact.  Marnie has a degree in Environmental Science and prior to Audubon she was the Ohio State Director for the national League of Conservation Voters.

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