Tom Entsminger

Tom Enstminger

Policy Director
National Wildlife Federation
Tom is the Policy Director for the Texas Coast and Water Program at the National Wildlife Federation. He previously spent 14 years in state government, developing and administering public financial assistance programs such as the Texas Water Development Board’s Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, Economically Distressed Areas Program, Flood Infrastructure Fund, and State Water Implementation Fund for Texas; He also worked with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Community Development Block Grant program, and multiple appropriations of disaster recovery funding. He served on the TWDB’s bill analysis team and participated in several interagency work groups with a focus on collaboration and equitable distribution of public funds, particularly to small, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. Tom has also worked as a grant writer and a private sector funding specialist focused on helping ensure communities avoid missing out on important funding opportunities. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Texas at El Paso.