US Country Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare
Beth Allgood is the US Country Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. In that role, she directs the strategic development and implementation of IFAW’s US projects, campaigns, and political advocacy with special emphasis on the U.S. role in ivory trade, wildlife security issues and US marine protection. Beth is most proud of creating and leading IFAW’s innovative work to look beyond GDP for alternatives that better promote happiness and wellbeing for people, animals and the planet. She has been quoted in The Washington Post and USA Today, the Boston Globe, and has appeared on CNN, Reuters, Univision, and Voice of America, among other media outlets.
Beth has a B.A in International Affairs from James Madison University and a M.S. Business Management from Boston University. She has worked in animal welfare, conservation and international development for over 20 years for The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, The Peace Corps, and USAID, among other organizations.