According to Eileen Arsenault, AWE’s President, “This is a pivotal moment for this organization. Mimi brings with her a lifetime of commitment to natural resource protection and ecology. We are proud to have unanimously selected her to lead AWE. With an energetic professional to direct our conservation and education work, we aim to take on even more of a strategic and leadership role in the Western Everglades.”
Wolok holds a degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida and a law degree from University of New Mexico with a specialization in natural resources law. She has used both degrees over the years, first as a staff attorney with the Center for Wildlife Law in New Mexico and later as the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s first staff attorney. More recently she has been serving as a trustee of the CREW Land and Water Trust.
Wolok welcomed the post. “These last 17 years as a litigation attorney have taught me that justice can prevail, and now I have an opportunity to lead Audubon of the Western Everglades in passionate pursuit of the vital cause of conservation. Southwest Florida is teeming with rare wildlife and ecosystems that need protection while there is still time. I am thrilled to be a part of this historic moment for AWE and am excited to join this team of conservation professionals.”