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Executive Board

Frank Loy

Chair

Frank Loy represented the United States as Chief Climate Negotiator and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. He served in senior roles at the State Department under four U.S. Presidents. He chaired the boards of the Environmental Defense Fund and League of Conservation Voters, where he also served as President.

Bruce Babbitt

Bruce Babbitt served as U.S. Secretary of Interior and Governor and Attorney General of Arizona. He was also a candidate for U.S. President.  He has served as Trustee of the World Wildlife Fund and Director of the Amazon Conservation Association.

Julie Dressing

Julie Dressing serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Blank Rome law firm, which has 600 attorneys in 13 offices worldwide. Previously, she served in similar roles at two other AM Law 100 firms.

Cathleen Kelly

Cathleen Kelly is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she served as Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Andrew Light

Andrew Light is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute and University Professor at George Mason University. Previously, he served on the Policy Planning staff at the U.S. State Department and as a Senior Adviser in the office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Nigel Purvis

Nigel Purvis is CEO of Climate Advisers Inc. Previously, he served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science, Senior Vice President of the Nature Conservancy and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Roster of Advisors

Tasso Azevedo

Tasso Azevedo was the foundering director of the Institute of Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification, director of the National Forest Program at the Ministry of Environment in Brazil, secretary general of the National Forest Commission, and the first chief and director general of the Brazilian Forest Service.

Sue Biniaz

Sue Biniaz is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation. She served as Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and as a lead attorney and negotiator on global climate negotiations from 1989 to early 2017.

George T. Frampton

George T. Frampton is the co-founder of the Partnership for Responsible Growth. He was Senior Counsel to the climate and clean energy practice at Covington & Burling LLP, and previously served as Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as well as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Rezal Kusumaatmadja is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, the project proponent of the Katingan Mentaya Project in Indonesia. Before joining PT RMU, he was a co-founded of Starling Resources. He served previously on the board of the Climate and Land Use Alliance.

Russ Lamotte

Russ Lamotte is the Managing Principal of Beverage & Diamond, a leading environmental law firm. Before joining the firm, he served at the State Department as lead attorney on multiple international environmental treaty negotiations.

Adele Morris

Adele Morris is Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution. She served previously on staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as the lead natural resource economist for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Susan Ruffo

Susan Ruffo is Managing Director of international initiatives at Ocean Conservancy. Previously, she served as Associate Director for Climate Preparedness and Resilience at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and led the Vibrant Oceans portfolio at Bloomberg Philanthropies. She served in the U.S. Foreign Service in Nigeria, Argentina and China earlier in her career.

Frances Seymour

Frances Seymour is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute and Senior Adviser to the David and Lucile Packarge Foundation.  She previously served as Director General of the Center for International Forestry (CIFOR) and is the author of “Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change.”

Michael Wolosin

Mike Wolosin, a PhD forest ecologist, is the founder of Forest Climate Analytics and a Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future. He was Managing Director for forest policy at Climate Advisers and a senior member of the U.S. forest and climate policy team at The Nature Conservancy.