Nancy Natoli manages the Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative, which is the Department of Defense buffer program that links conservation and national defense. She provides oversight and guidance to Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force land protection partnerships to sustain mission capability at 60 military installations and ranges in 23 states. She has prior experience with the U.S. Army managing conservation programs for Army installations world - wide, as a Fellow at the US Army Environmental Policy Institute and in private industry doing government consulting.

Ms. Natoli was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and has BS and Master of City Planning degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She and her husband Vincent have three teenage children.