North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Jeff Flocken is the North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare where he leads the organization’s team of legislative professionals advocating for U.S. and Canadian policy initiatives on behalf of wildlife conservation and animal welfare, including efforts on behalf of species such as whales, elephants, and lions. Before this appointment, Mr. Flocken worked for five years for the US Government, where he focused on international species conservation policy, outreach, and global conservation grant programs. Mr. Flocken has served as a consultant on numerous movies, books and television shows addressing wildlife conservation topics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jaguar Conservation Fund, the Steering Committee for the IUCN Tapir Specialist Group, and serves as a Special Advisor to the GRACE Grauer’s Gorilla Sanctuary. Mr. Flocken is also the founder and Board co-Chair of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders initiative which mentors and provides campaign training for up-and-coming leaders in the wildlife field. He is coauthor of the award-winning book “Wildlife Heroes”, published by Running Press in March 2012.