Aurelia Skipwith

The Honorable Aurelia S. Giacometto is the General Counsel and co-founder of AVC Global. A premier logistics company that works with National governments to secure the entry and sale of pharmaceuticals into their countries. She recently served as CEO of the International Order of T. Roosevelt, a start-up not-for-profit conservation organization, where she was responsible for establishing their infrastructure and developing their programs that aligned with the mission to preserve Nature’s precious resources through conservation, education, and ingenuity through science and stewardship. Aurelia has over 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance in various fields of agriculture, environmental stewardship, and management of fish and wildlife populations. She worked as a biologist developing sustainable crops at Monsanto, and as a legal counsel at Alltech Inc., an all-natural livestock feed operation. In 2017, she was appointed by President Trump as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Interior and 2019, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 22nd Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she led the 8500-employee agency with over 850 million acres of land and water to revolutionize business operations, improve service and grant more access to the American people. Aurelia is passionate and committed to wildlife, the environment, science, and sustainable development. In her spare time, she works on various projects, including applying new digital technologies toward conserving plants and wildlife and operating a thriving real estate rental business in Missouri, Indiana, and South Dakota. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, Master’s degree from Purdue University and law degree from University of Kentucky’s College of Law. She serves on several boards, including Ramaco Resources, a publicly-traded metallurgical coal company, Steamboat Institute, Rubicon Institute, and Ducks Unlimited’s Conservation Program Committee.  Aurelia enjoys the outdoors and you will usually find her outside fishing, hunting, or running. She holds a sub-3-hour marathon time.