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 three times per year. Members are eligible to serve for three three-year terms. 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

Linda J. Fisher, Vice Chair 
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer,
DuPont Environment and Sustainable Growth Center (Retired)

Richard G. Newell
President and CEO,
Resources for the Future

James Asselstine
Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania

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

Anthony Bernhardt
Northern California Director,
Environmental Entrepreneurs

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

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

C. Boyden Gray
Boyden Gray & Associates

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

Peter R. Kagan
Managing Director,
Warburg Pincus, LLC

Sally Katzen
Senior Advisor,
Podesta Group

Rubén Kraiem
Covington & Burling, LLP

Robert B. Litterman
Chairman, Risk Committee,
Kepos Capital

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

Kyung-Ah Park
Managing Director and Head of Environmental Markets,
Goldman Sachs

Jim Rogers
Retired CEO and Chairman,
Duke Energy

Henry Schacht
Managing Director and Senior Advisor,
Warburg Pincus

Jonathan Silver
Managing Partner,
Tax Equity Advisors

Robert N. Stavins
A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University

Kathryn D. Sullivan
Senior Fellow,
The Potomac Institute

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.
Norbridge, Inc.

Robert E. Grady
Gryphon Investors

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

Frank E. Loy
Washington, DC