Our organization, powered by more than 8,000 employees and volunteers, is spread across the country, from Guam to Georgia, Alaska to Puerto Rico. You can also find us helping ensure the future of wildlife throughout the world. We are organized into thematic programs and geographical regions, overseen by a senior management team of regional and program heads coordinated and guided by our Director. The Director, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, is charged with managing longstanding organizational responsibilities and furthering the White House's priorities.

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Martha Williams

Prior to her appointment, Martha served as the Director of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks from 2017 to 2020. Previously, Martha was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Blewett School of Law at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana where she co-directed the university’s Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic.

Martha returns to Interior after serving as Deputy Solicitor for Parks and Wildlife between 2011 and 2013, providing counsel to the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Growing up on a farm in Maryland, Martha gained an appreciation for open lands, waters, wildlife, and people. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana School of Law.

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