Liese Dart is the Director of the President’s Office at The Wilderness Society. She has worked closely with TWS president Jamie Williams in a supporting role since March 2013. Liese Dart joined The Wilderness Society in January 2011 as a Wildlife and Clean Energy Policy Advisor. In that role she focused on putting policies in place to support energy efficiency and smart renewable energy on public lands.
Prior to joining The Wilderness Society, Liese worked for a leading regional land conservation organization, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), based in Virginia. At PEC, Liese covered siting and policy issues regarding our nation’s electricity infrastructure on Capitol Hill and in the Virginia General Assembly.
Liese is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Environment and Resources with a focus on environmental history. She also holds a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy from the University of Wisconsin.
Liese grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, her favorite place. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking, gardening, and being outside.