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Anne-Marie Fennell

Director, Natural Resources and Environment

Areas of Expertise:

  • Federal lands
  • National parks, forests, and refuges
  • Mining and grazing
  • Oceans and fisheries
  • Water resources
  • Native American lands

Anne-Marie Fennell is a Director in GAO's Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) team. She directs work on the federal government's management of public land and water resources, including national parks and forests, mineral resources, coastal and marine resources, endangered species, and water supply.

Anne-Marie joined GAO in 1988 and has conducted and led audits covering a range of issues, including the defense industrial base for the Contracting and National Security Acquisitions team and worker protection issues for the Education, Workforce, and Income Security team. She became a Director in 2009 and moved to NRE in 2012.

Anne-Marie received a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She earned master's degrees in governmental administration and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Also, she graduated from the CAPSTONE program at the National Defense University for newly appointed general and flag officers.


Wildland Fire Management and the Federal Fire Aviation Program
National Weather Service Hiring Backlog
Freshwater Supply Concerns