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Robyn Arville

Chief People and DEI Officer

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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United States


Robyn is currently the Chief People Officer at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In this role, she is responsible for developing NRDC's talent strategy and guides the organization to create a culture that embraces innovation, learning, resilience, and joy. Prior to NRDC, Robyn was the Chief Talent and Culture Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit organization that runs Wikipedia). Prior to Wikimedia, she was Head of People and Culture at the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and spent six years at Humanity United, a human rights philanthropic foundation. She has also worked at various healthcare and biotechnology organizations, from small startups to large global organizations. Robyn has more than 20 years of human resources experience; some of her areas of expertise include organizational design and effectiveness, workforce planning, talent development, performance facilitation, total rewards, and employee engagement and well-being. All these embedding DEIB principles, cultivating and leading a culture of dignity throughout. As the Chief People Officer at NRDC, Robyn will lead and develop a credible talent team, while supporting the human capital implications of NRDC’s ambitious growth plans, always realizing, and leveraging the deep value that a diverse and inclusive workforce can contribute to the work of a leading environmental organization.

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Chief People and DEI Officer at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)