Accomplished former U.S. Government and White House Executive with demonstrated ability to create a visionary enterprise, lead and empower a large high-performing workforce in order to provide clients with timely and high-quality mission-critical results.
An Executive Leader:
Former White House Senior Executive serving as Executive Director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP); a 13 Federal agency, $2.6 Billion (annual) climate change science, assessment and adaptation program- the largest climate research program in the world.
A Visionary and Strategic Thinker:
Spearheaded development of multi-agency research efforts funded as Presidential priorities including the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), the Global Change Information System (GCIS) and the USGCRP 2012-2021 Ten Year Strategic Plan.
An Effective Implementer:
Instrumental in the development of Secretarial Orders to all Department of Interior (DOI) Bureaus, establishing high-level climate change science and resource management policies while leading the development of an MOU on climate change science between the DOI and the Department of Commerce.
A Powerful Communicator:
Motivated audiences with more than 200 speeches, presentations, and a multitude of panels on a wide range of climate, energy and environmental issues. Provided ten formal testimonies and numerous briefings to Congress, numerous television and radio interviews, and briefings to a broad range of audiences, from the President to the youngest school children. Considered an expert in the translation of complex, multivariate science information into straightforward, cogent and relevant messages that are understood by all audiences.
Dissertation: Tectonic Evolution of the Appalachian Mountains, USA
Honors Thesis: Distribution and Petrogenesis of Igneous Rock-Types of the Ashuelot Pluton, Southwestern New Hampshire
Thesis: Tectonic Evolution of the Pre-Silurian Taconide Zone, Central Vermont.
Degree completed after transfer to University of Massachusetts.
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