Resources for the Future Announces Three New Board Members
WASHINGTON, DC—Resources for the Future (RFF) today is announcing three new members who will be serving on its Board of Directors:
Charles Kalmbach returns to the RFF Board, on which he served from 2006 to 2009. After a career in management consulting at McKinsey, Pricewaterhouse, and Accenture, Dr. Kalmbach currently serves as a professional corporate director. He has also served as the CEO of DBM, a global human capital firm; Chief Administrative Officer of Princeton University; and Dean of the Princeton Theological Seminar School of Christian Vocation and Mission. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Cathy Kling is the Tisch University Professor of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and faculty director of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Dr. Kling has received numerous accolades for her work, including election as a fellow of both the National Academy of Sciences and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She has served on numerous advisory boards for the National Academies, US EPA, and other organizations.
Mary Landrieu is a former US Senator (D-LA) who is currently a senior policy advisor with Van Ness Feldman in Washington, DC. She served in the Senate from 1996–2015, where, among her many achievements, she was involved in the passage of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act and the creation of The Water Institute of the Gulf, a research group devoted to water management and river-coastal research in the South. Her career in governance began in 1979, when, at the age 23, she became the youngest woman ever to be elected to state office.
Dr. Sue Tierney, Chair of RFF’s Board, said, “These new Board Members will help us ensure that Resources for the Future remains a very special place. Like the rest of the Board, these three new members are accomplished experts and dedicated to sound environmental and energy policies.”
RFF President Richard Newell noted: “Dr. Kalmbach, Dr. Kling, and Sen. Landrieu will continue the vital work of Resources for the Future by providing a uniquely important voice for the policy matters that are most important to our future.”
RFF improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. Founded in 1952, it is committed to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy. Its Board of Directors comprises preeminent business leaders, scholars, former policymakers, and environmental advocates who provide strategic direction for the organization.
Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Its mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. RFF is committed to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.
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Catherine L. Kling
Catherine L. Kling is a university fellow and member of the RFF Board of Directors. She is also a professor at Cornell University.