Chris Palmer "Distinguished Film Producer in Residence, and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University. Previously President of National Audubon Society Productions (1983-94) and of National Wildlife Productions (1994-2004). He has produced over 300 hours of original programming for prime time television, as well as several IMAX films." 
"Chris Palmer was the former President and CEO of National Wildlife Productions, the production division of the National Wildlife Federation. While there, he oversaw the organization’s television, film and multimedia programming. Palmer stepped down from that position on July 30, 2004 in order to found and direct the new Center for Environmental Filmmaking at the School of Communication at American University in Washington D.C. Chris also holds the position of VP of Special Programs for MacGillivray Freeman Films. As a teacher, mentor and filmmaker Palmer brings a passion for natural history filmmaking and a commitment to promote a n ew age of responsible factual productions."