Liza Henshaw

Chief Operating Officer


Liza Henshaw is Environmental Defense Fund’s Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the entire organization. She has a keen focus on our Human Capital and direct responsibility for technology, administration, finance and human resources. She works closely with Fred Krupp in managing the programs, development, marketing and communications.

Liza Henshaw joined EDF in 2002 as its first Chief Information Officer and was promoted in 2008 to the COO. In 2010 her responsibilities were again expanded to cover all areas of EDF’s operations.


Prior to joining EDF, Liza was the Vice President of Engineering for two dot com startups including Before that she was the Practice Director at the international systems integration firm, DMR Consulting Group. She has held a variety of management positions for Hearst Magazines and Times Mirror Magazines.


B.A., Middlebury College

  • Liza Henshaw

    Liza Henshaw