Board of Directors

RFF’s Board of Directors comprises preeminent scholars, business leaders, environmental advocates, and former policymakers who provide strategic direction for the organization. RFF is committed to bringing leading figures from outside the United States, as well as representatives of US minority populations, to the board.

RFF’s Board of Directors meets twice annually. Members are eligible to serve for three three-year terms. Professional affiliations of board members are listed for identification purposes only.

Richard L. Schmalensee, Chairman of the Board
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 Corporation

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

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