Board of Trustees

Daniel R. Tishman
Chairman & CEO, Tishman Construction; Vice Chairman, Tishman Hotel & Realty; Vice Chairman, AECOM Technology

Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School; Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLP

Alan F. Horn
Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios

Wendy K. Neu
Chairman and CEO, Hugo Neu Corporation; grassroots community organizer and activist

Max Stone
Managing Director, The D. E. Shaw Group

Mary Moran
Environmentalist; foundation director

John H. Adams
Founding Director, NRDC; Chair, Open Space Institute

Hon. Anne Slaughter Andrew
Advisor, Sustainable Energy Investments

Richard E. Ayres
The Ayres Law Group

Patricia Bauman
President, Bauman Foundation; Chair, NRDC Action Fund; Co-chair of the Brennan Center for Justice

Anita Bekenstein
Environmentalist; foundation director

Claire Bernard
President, Mariposa Foundation

Anna Scott Carter
Environmentalist; Co-founder, Clean by Design initiative

Sarah E. Cogan
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York Office

Laurie David
Author, Producer, Advocate; Co-founder, NRDC Los Angeles Leadership Council

Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor; environmentalist; Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

John E. Echohawk
Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund

Arjun Gupta
Founder and Chief Believer, TeleSoft Partners

Victor L. Hymes
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Legato Capital Management LLC

Nicole E. Lederer
Chair and Co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Shelly B. Malkin
Artist; conservationist

Josephine A. Merck
Artist; Founder, Ocean View Foundation

Kelly Chapman Meyer
Co-founder, American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

Peter Morton
Chairman/Founder, 510 Development Corp.

Frederica P. Perera, Dr.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Director, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

Robert Redford
Actor; director; conservationist

Laurance Rockefeller

Tom Roush, M.D.
Private investor; environmental activist

William H. Schlesinger
President Emeritus, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Wendy Schmidt
President, The Schmidt Family Foundation; Founder, The 11th Hour Project

James Taylor

Gerald Torres
Jane M.G. Foster Professor, Cornell University Law School

David C. Vladeck
Professor, Georgetown Law

David F. Welch, Ph.D.
President, Infinera Corporation

Kathleen A. Welch
Principal, Corridor Partners

Eric Wepsic
Managing Director, The D. E. Shaw Group

George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.
Founder, Director Emeritus, Woods Hole Research Center


Dean Abrahamson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Henry R. Breck
Partner, Heronetta Management, L.P.

Joan K. Davidson
President, Furthermore Grants in Publishing; Former NY State Parks Commissioner; President Emerita, J.M. Kaplan Fund

Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D.
Chair, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc.

Robert J. Fisher
Director, Gap Inc.

Charles E. Koob
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP

Philip B. Korsant
Member, Long Light Capital, LLC

Ruben Kraiem
Partner, Covington and Burling, LLP

Burks B. Lapham

Maya Lin

Daniel Pauly, Ph.D.
Professor of Fisheries and Zoology

Nathaniel P. Reed
Businessman; conservationist

Cruz Reynoso
Professor of Law, UC Davis

John R. Robinson

Jonathan F. P. Rose
President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC

Christine H. Russell, Ph.D.
Environmentalist; foundation director

John Sheehan
United Steelworkers of America (retired)

James Gustave Speth
Professor of Law, Vermont Law School; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos

Frederick A. Terry, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell

Thomas A. Troyer
Member, Caplin & Drysdale

Kirby Walker
Independent film/video producer

Elizabeth Wiatt
Environmentalist; Co-founder, NRDC Los Angeles Leadership Council