Erin O'Brien is the Policy Director for the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. She joined the staff in 2004 and has expanded WWA's policy programs significantly in that time. O’Brien’s work focuses on strengthening state rules and regulations governing wetland management and providing support to individuals and communities interested in protecting local wetlands.
O’Brien has a Master’s in Land Resources from UW-Madison and more than 20 years of experience managing projects for non-profit organizations. Her advocacy work was recognized in 2010 when Community Shares of Wisconsin selected Erin to receive their Linda Sundberg Civil Rights Defender Award. In 2016, O’Brien received a "Reel Partners" award from the State Council of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited in appreciation of her efforts to support and collaborate with cold-water resource advocates across the state.