Todd Ambs was River Network’s fifth President (2010 – 2013) and has worked in the environmental policy field for more than 30 years. His extensive experience in both state government and nonprofit organizations includes serving as Executive Director of two statewide river organizations, Policy Director for the Ohio Attorney General and Senior Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
From 2003 until becoming President of River Network in May, 2010, Ambs ran the Water Division for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Todd was the lead negotiator for the State of Wisconsin during the development of the Great Lakes Compact. Todd has served on a number of water-related boards and commissions including the Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Protection Fund and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. (WI). He currently serves on the Coordinating Committee for the Alliance for Water Stewardship.