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Board of Directors
​The Board of Directors of Resources for the Future is comprised of representatives of the business community, environmental advocacy organizations, former policymakers, including federal and state environmental officials as well as elected representatives, and preeminent scholars. The board provides overall direction for the organization and meets twice annually. Members are eligible to serve for three three-year terms.
RFF is deeply committed to bringing to the board, in ever-greater numbers, leading figures from outside the United States as well as representatives of minority populations from North America.
Professional affiliations of board members are listed for identification purposes only.

Richard L. Schmalensee, Chair
Howard W. Johnson Professor and Dean
Emeritus, Sloan School of Management,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Philip R. Sharp, President
Resources for the Future

James Asselstine
Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania

Vicky A. Bailey
President, Anderson Stratton Enterprises, LLC;
Principal, BHMM Energy Services, LLC

Paul F. Balser
Co-Founder, Ironwood Partners LLC

Anthony Bernhardt
Northern California Director,
Environmental Entrepreneurs

Trudy Ann Cameron
Raymond F. Mikesell Professor of
Environmental and Resource Economics,
University of Oregon

Red Cavaney
Alexandria, Virginia

John M. Deutch
Institute Professor, Department of
Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology

Elaine Dorward-King
Executive Vice President of Sustainability
and External Relations, Newmont Mining

Daniel Esty
Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and
Policy, Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Clinical Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law

Linda J. Fisher
Vice President and Chief Sustainability
Officer, Dupont Environment and
Sustainable Growth Center

C. Boyden Gray
Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates

David G. Hawkins
Director, Climate Center,
Natural Resources Defense Council

Rick R. Holley
Chief Executive Officer, Plum Creek

Peter R. Kagan
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, LLC

Sally Katzen
Senior Advisor, Podesta Group

Rubén Kraiem
Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP

Robert B. Litterman
Chairman, Risk Committee, Kepos Capital

Wilhelm Merck
Managing Member, Essex Timber Company;
Trustee and Treasurer, Merck Family Fund

Richard G. Newell
Director, Duke University Energy Initiative;
Gendell Associate Professor of Energy and
Environmental Economics, Nicholas School
of the Environment, Duke University

Henry Schacht
Managing Director and Senior Advisor,
Warburg Pincus

Robert N. Stavins
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and
Government, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University

Joseph L. Stiglitz
Professor of Economics, Business, and
International Affairs, Columbia University
School of Business

Mark R. Tercek
President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Sue Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group Inc.

Chair Emeriti

W. Bowman Cutter
Senior Fellow and Director,
Economic Policy Initiative,
The Roosevelt Institute

Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.
Partner, Norbridge, Inc.

Robert E. Grady
Managing Director, Cheyenne Capital Fund

Lawrence H. Linden
Founder and Trustee,
Linden Trust for Conservation

Frank E. Loy
Washington, DC


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