Marc Yaggi, CEO Waterkeeper Alliance
Marc Yaggi is Chief Executive Officer of Waterkeeper Alliance.
AS CEO of the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, Mr. Yaggi has dedicated his entire career to environmental advocacy and has been instrumental in expanding the Waterkeeper movement around the world for nearly 20 years. He leads with a deep, personal passion for clean water and provides organizational leadership by developing strategic partnerships and promoting the Waterkeeper model of advocacy. Mr. Yaggi works daily to raise public awareness about the issues central to the organization’s vision for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water worldwide.
Before joining Waterkeeper Alliance, Mr. Yaggi was a Senior Attorney and Watershed Program Director for Riverkeeper, Inc., where he worked to protect the 2,000-square mile watershed that serves as New York City’s drinking water supply. Previously, he served as a Staff Attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.
In addition to authoring numerous articles, Mr. Yaggi has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Guardian, and Politico, and his quotes have been picked up by wire services such as AP, Bloomberg, and Reuters. For the past two decades, Mr. Yaggi has inspired audiences all over the world with keynote speeches, conference panels, and corporate seminars.