Tom Springer serves as the Managing Director of the Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). Springer has 27 years experience in various capacities for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Most recently, he held the position of Communications Manager for the $8 billion private foundation, and also served as a Project Manager and as a Senior Editor.
Springer brings a wealth of management and communication expertise to ND-ECI, including strategic planning, grant development, program design and evaluation, group facilitation, and program promotion.
An award winning author, Springer’s work shares both his personal sense of wonder in the natural world and the importance of environmental stewardship. His book “Looking for Hickories: the Forgotten Wildness of the Rural Midwest” was named a Michigan Notable book in 2009.