Peggy Knudson

Peggy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ecoAmerica’s board and a deep understanding of the organization’s strategies and goals. From 2014-2018, Peggy served as ecoAmerica’s VP of Development, where she was responsible for raising a total budget of $4M. As a member of ecoAmerica’s Executive Management Team, she also helped shape the organization’s overall strategy. Peggy is currently Chief Development Officer at the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, D.C. Formerly, Peggy served in many high-ranking professional positions, including as Director of Development in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, as Senior Vice President for Development at the Center for American Progress, and as Vice President for Development at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Before that, she was also Executive Director of Women in International Security and Acting Director of the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Peggy holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Peggy has three children and lives in Washington DC.