The Nature Conservancy
Onley is Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy. Prior to joining the Nature Conservancy, she served as Associate Vice President with PBS&J, Inc., an environmental engineering firm focused on large-scale ecosystem restoration. Onley was acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at Department of the Interior during the George W. Bush Administration, where she provided policy development, management, and oversight to the projects and programs of the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. She served as the principal advisor to the Interior Department Secretary and Deputy Secretary on significant environmental policy issues, such as Everglades’s restoration, western water issues, and ocean and coastal matters. She was also Associate Director for Environmental Policy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Onley received a B.S. in Economics from Seattle University, and a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University.