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Sarah Hodgdon

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Sarah Hodgdon

“Today, we see a minority who are consolidating power and wealth with unprecedented audacity. But time and time again, I’ve seen people working together take on major corporations and win,” says Sarah. “In these times of uncertainty, it gives me great hope to see many people, especially those new to the movement, taking action.”

Sarah came to Corporate Accountability as a member in 2004 with a long history of helping build the movement to protect the environment and public health from corporate abuse. Based in the Washington, DC, metro area, Sarah brings nearly 25 years of management experience to her work as a Partner at The Management Center. Most recently, as National Program Director of the Sierra Club, she guided the development and implementation of the Beyond Coal Campaign, the Our Wild America Campaign, and the organization’s first-ever Department for Equity, Justice, and Inclusion. She worked out of Sierra Club’s national headquarters in Oakland, CA, and managed a department with 300+ staff, 70+ managers, and 20 units including the organization’s lawyers, DC lobbyists, and a nationwide organizing team. Earlier in her career, Sarah served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Dogwood Alliance, based in Asheville, NC, which works to protect forests and communities in the Southern United States. She was a member of the founding body for the Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEAI) Initiative, helping to build greater solidarity across the environmental movement. Sarah has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an Environmental Studies Certificate from Indiana University (Bloomington) where she received the McKaig Leadership Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.

 

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