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Advisory Board

Haub School Board of Directors, fall 2013

Pictured l to r: Gary Collins, Whitney MacMillan, John Corra, Jim Magagna, John Turner, Liliane Haub, Larry Wolfe, Indy Burke, Norm Christensen, Randy Teeuwen. Not pictured: Story Clark, Dick Davis, Marilyn Kite, Mark Northam, Todd Parfitt, and Michael Sullivan.

Our Advisory Board serves the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, providing valuable insights and support to our academic programs and Ruckelshaus Institute. The board works toward the mission of advancing effective decision-making on environmental and natural resource challenges through research, policy analysis, education, process support, and outreach.

John Turner

John F. Turner, Triangle X Ranch, Board Chair

A Wyoming native from Jackson, John Turner has served as Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, President and CEO of The Conservation Fund, and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Indy Burke

Indy Burke, Director, Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources

Dr. Ingrid "Indy" Burke is a Wyoming Excellence Chair at the University of Wyoming and faculty member in the departments of Botany in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Renewable Resources in the College of Agriculture. In a career of more than 25 years, with a focus on the Rocky Mountain West, Burke has served as a member of several National Research Council (NRC) committees to review national environmental research programs and policies, and as a member of the NRC Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.


Gail Bingham

Gail Bingham, President Emeritus and Senior Mediator

Gail Bingham is President Emeritus of RESOLVE. She has mediated environmental, natural resources, community planning and public health issues on a full time basis since the late 1970s. She is a nationally recognized pioneer in promoting consensus-building tools in public decision making and is the 2006 winner of the Mary Parker Follett Award of the Association for Conflict Resolution, given “to an individual who has shown a passion and willingness to take risks, has used innovative and experimental techniques, and draws upon the talents and ideas of all persons…”.


Norm Christensen

Norm Christensen, Professor of Ecology

Norm Christensen is Research Professor of Ecology and Founding Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. His research includes studies of the causes and consequences of fire in grasslands, shrublands and forests, of the impacts of human land use and land abandonment on ecosystem change and species conservation, and of the influence of global warming patterns of ecosystem change.


Story Clark

Story Clark, Conservation Consultant

Story Clark is a consultant specializing in land conservation strategy and finance, advising conservation organizations and foundations in the Rocky Mountain Region and nationally. She has worked in land conservation and land use planning issues for 30 years as Senior Director of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, founding executive director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and a planner for Teton County.


Gary Collins

Gary Collins, Arapaho Tribal Liaison, Geologist, and Rancher

Gary Collins, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, has been the Tribal Liaison and policy advisor to the Wyoming Governor's Planning Office since 2007. He is the Vice President of the Mni Sose InterTribal Water Rights Coalition, a nonprofit organization protecting the health, education and welfare of Missouri River Basin tribes.


John Corra

John Corra, Consultant, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

John Corra is currently a consultant for FMC Corporation. He was appointed as the Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality by Gov. Dave Freudenthal in 2003 and served at the agency's helm until 2012. John’s educational background is in mining engineering, with additional education in manufacturing management and organizational development. His formal education includes undergraduate and graduate school at Montana Tech. He has spent all of his professional life in the mineral and chemical industries, serving in various executive capacities. He is also a 2001 graduate of the Leadership Wyoming program.


Dick Davis

Dick Davis, UW Trustee

Richard "Dick" M. Davis, Jr., served as managing partner to the law firm, Davis and Cannon, for much of 40 years starting in 1968. He helped guide the firm from one office with two attorneys to its present size of three offices and 11 attorneys. He actively practices law in the areas of real estate, business organizations, probate, trust and estate planning.


Liliane Haub

Liliane Haub, Elizabeth Haub Foundation

Liliane A. Haub was born in Switzerland, raised in Austria and has been living in the United States since 1989. She serves on several boards: the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, WY, College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and Tacoma Art Museum, Washington.
 Furthermore, She serves on the board of the Elizabeth Haub Foundation USA and Canada and is very involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.


Marilyn Kite

Marilyn Kite, Justice, Wyoming Supreme Court

Justice Kite was sworn into office June 2, 2000. She received her B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1970 with Honors and her J.D. from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1974. Prior to her appointment to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Justice Kite served as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming from 1974 through 1978. She entered private practice when she joined the law firm of Holland & Hart in 1979, and she was a Partner in the Jackson Office until her appointment to the Wyoming Supreme Court. She was appointed as Chief Justice on July 1, 2010.


Whitney MacMillan

Whitney MacMillan, Chairman Emeritus, Cargill, Inc.

Whitney MacMillan retired as Chairman and CEO of Cargill, Inc. in 1995. He serves on the boards of the International Peace Institute, the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, the Yale President's Council on International Activities, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Burton K. Wheeler Center, and the National Academy of Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies. With his wife, he operates a cow/calf ranch in Montana.


Jim Magagna

Jim Magagna, Executive VP, Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Jim is a native of Rock Springs and a lifelong sheep rancher in southwestern Wyoming. He's been President of the American Sheep Industry Association and President of the National Public Lands Council. He has represented agriculture on many national, state and local councils and advisory boards, and has served as Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. He has been with WSGA since 1998.


Brad Nielson

Brad Nielson, General Counsel, Global Litigation, Shell International B.V.

Brad Nielson rejoined Shell in London, England in January 2002 and in May of 2003, he was appointed General Counsel for Shell’s Gas & Power Business and in June of 2009 he was appointed General Counsel for Shell’s newly formed Projects & Technology Business located in The Hague. In April 2011 Brad was appointed General Counsel for Shell’s newly formed Global Litigation organization, and as such is responsible for the management of all of Shell’s disputes globally, whether before judicial, arbitral and regulatory bodies. The Global Litigation organization consists of a team of approximately 135 lawyers, paralegals, e-discovery specialists and assistants located in 15 countries.


Mark Northam

Mark Northam, Director, UW School of Energy Resources

Mark Northam is the Director for the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. His expertise includes energy exploration and development, basin analysis, organic geochemistry, and carbon management. Prior to joining UW, Dr. Northam worked in the energy industry for over 20 years.


Parfitt Todd

Todd Parfitt, Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Todd Parfitt was appointed Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality by Governor Mead in October 2012. He has over 29 years of experience in the environmental field, including 19 years with the DEQ. Prior to becoming the Director, Mr. Parfitt spent seven years as the DEQ Deputy Director and as the Administrator of DEQ’s Industrial Siting Division. Mr. Parfitt has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Fisheries Management and a master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental policy both from The Ohio State University. Mr. Parfitt is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2008.


Mike Sullivan

Michael Sullivan, Former Governor, State of Wyoming

Michael Sullivan served as governor of the State of Wyoming from 1986-1994 and as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 1998-2001. He was associated with and a partner attorney with Brown, Drew in Casper for 25 years. He is currently special counsel to Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons, LLP where he works in the areas of mediation and arbitration, public policy, natural resources and developing international business relationships.


Randy Teeuwen

Randy Teeuwen

Randy Teeuwen has worked in community relations for Encana Oil & Gas and for the world’s largest maker of rubber belts and hose, Gates Rubber Company, in Denver. He currently serves on several boards including the Petroleum Association of Wyoming PR Committee, the Wyoming Business Alliance Management Committee, the Governor’s Wyoming Workforce Council, the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation and the UW School of Agriculture Advisory Board. Teeuwen received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and his master’s degree in American History from Colorado State University.


Larry Wolfe

Larry Wolfe

Larry Wolfe is a partner in the Cheyenne office of Holland & Hart, a regional law firm of 430 lawyers with offices in seven Western states and Washington, D.C. He practices energy (conventional and renewable), natural resources, environmental, tax, litigation and administrative law. He has an active governmental relations practice in Wyoming. He is a member of the UW Foundation Board of Directors and serves on the Management Committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law, 1980.


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