W. John Schmidt is the former executive director of Resources Legacy Fund and Resources Legacy Fund Foundation. He also served as program director...
W. John Schmidt is the former executive director of Resources Legacy Fund and Resources Legacy Fund Foundation. He also served as program director for RLF’s San Francisco Bay Wetlands Restoration Project. Before joining RLF, Mr. Schmidt served for 18 years as the executive director of the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), California’s leading conservation real estate and restoration agency. During his tenure with WCB, Mr. Schmidt also served on the boards of three state conservancies as well as the California Trails and Greenways Foundation. He is past president of the Organization of Wildlife Land and Realty Specialists, and has worked on several committees of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. He also worked in land-related activities with the California Division of Highways and the Alaska Department of Highways. Mr. Schmidt holds a California Community College teaching credential and a California real estate broker’s license (inactive). He is a certified real estate appraiser and a former member of the City of Lodi Planning Commission.