Mark Rupp

Director, Wildlife Campaign


Areas of expertise:
Environmental law and policy, species conservation, political strategy, stakeholder engagement, state and federal government

Mark Rupp is the director of Environmental Defense Fund’s wildlife campaign where he coordinates activities in defense of the Endangered Species Act and works with partners to build support for expanding and enhancing habitat on America’s working lands.


Mark joined EDF after having served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he oversaw State and Local Relations, State Partnerships, and Regional Operations. Prior to EPA, Mark served as: Director, Washington, DC Office for former Governor Chris Gregoire (WA); Health and Human Services Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire in Olympia, Washington; Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) in Washington, DC; and held staff positions in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Mark holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Assessment from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.