Betsy Hildebrandt became Chief of Staff in January 2011. Hildebrandt has more than twenty years of communications and policy experience in the public and private sector.
As Chief of Staff, she assists the Director on key policy issues, provides political support to the Director, facilitates communication between the Department of the Interior and the Service, and supports the Director on other special projects.
Hildebrandt previously served as Senior Manager for Technology Marketing and Communication at Accenture, where she was the marketing lead for a multimillion-dollar business line. She also worked as a Senior Account Executive at Greer, Margolis Mitchell Burns, as a producer at Fenn and King Communications, and as a legislative assistant to Rep. Les AuCoin (D-Ore.). She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and has completed coursework at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.