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Phone: (307) 766-5080

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Advisory Board

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.

Joe Evers

Joe Evers, Senior Land Negotiator, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Board Chair

Joe Evers is a proud graduate of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and University of Wyoming College of Law, where he obtained a joint JD/MA in 2013. Upon graduation, he practiced law in Denver, CO, serving clients engaged in natural resource development in the Rocky Mountains. Joe has served as corporate counsel for an international mining company and currently works for Occidental Petroleum Corp., where he is a Senior Land Negotiator. Originally from Sheridan and a fourth-generation member of the energy industry, Joe also serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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…”.

Liliane Haub

Liliane Haub, Elizabeth Haub Foundation

Liliane A. Haub carries on the Haub family’s long-time commitment to the environment and sustainability. She serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including: the College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; American Prairie Reserve, MT; Pace University, NY, where her focus is on the Elisabeth Haub School of Law; and the Leadership Council Steering Committee at Yale School of Forestry and Environment. She also served on the Board of Regents at Boston College as well as the Patron Steering Committee of the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. She has worked as a cataloger for Impressionist and Modern Art at Habsburg, Feldman in Geneva, Switzerland, and New York. Liliane loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker, horseback rider and skier, and has run the New York City Marathon several times. Liliane’s passion for Wyoming comes from time spent at her family’s bison ranch near Cora, WY.

John Hay

John Hay, Chairman, Rock Springs Grazing Association

John Hay is a fourth generation Wyomingite and resident of Rock Springs who brings critical expertise in ranching, business, and addressing the issues facing Wyoming. A UW alumnus, John is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and experienced in the management of public and private lands in Wyoming as well as business, finance, and political matters. John’s experience spans diverse industries, including banking, agriculture, energy, and philanthropy/community engagement. Informed by his banking experience as president of RSNB, he understands the interplay between agriculture, energy, and tourism in today’s changing economy. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Board of Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA). The RSGA operates on 2 million acres of public and private lands with checkerboard ownership. The RSGA was honored by the Bureau of Land Management with the Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation and Citation.

Karen Kemmerer

Karen Kemmerer, Former Vice President, Business Communications Systems, AT&T

Karen Kemmerer is an Indiana native who moved east to work in New York and New Jersey during her career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she served as vice president in multiple disciplines. She serves on the board of trustees for the Kemmerer Library, and is a trustee of Silicon Couloir in Jackson Hole, WY. Karen is an avid golfer, and also enjoys fishing, skiing, biking, and hiking. She has one daughter, Lauren, who lives in Chicago. She resides in Jackson, WY, and also spends time in Madison, NJ, and Vero Beach, FL.

Holly Krutka

Holly Krutka, Executive Director, UW School of Energy Resources

Holly Krutka is the executive director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. She came to the university after serving as the vice president for coal generation and emissions technologies at Peabody. Dr. Krutka has spent much of her career focusing on technology and policy pathways to reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuel consumption, especially carbon capture, use and storage. She led an international coal technology and policy journal, sponsored by the Chinese state-owned energy company, Shenhua Group. She has also held a leadership position in the Carbon Utilization Research Council, has participated in the Carbon Capture Coalition, and is a judge on the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. She holds a BS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Leslie Mattson

Leslie Mattson, President, Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Leslie Mattson serves as president of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation where she oversees all aspects of the organization. Leslie has over 35 years of experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising, including past work as a fundraising and nonprofit management consultant as well as a development officer for Tufts University and Lesley College. During her 13-year tenure as executive director of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Leslie led the Campaign for Our Valley, which secured the permanent protection of thousands of acres of important working landscapes and wildlife habitat. Leslie is originally from Massachusetts and has lived in Wyoming for nearly three decades.

Todd Parfitt

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.

Michelle Sullivan, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources Board, University of Wyoming

Michelle Sullivan, Center for Inspired Learning Environments

Michelle Sullivan works as a consultant to numerous organizations and is founder of the Center for Inspired Learning Environments. A native of Wyoming, Michelle has led numerous endeavors that deepen the public’s appreciation of the cultures and communities of the American West. From 2004 through 2006, Ms. Sullivan served as President of the Ucross Foundation in Ucross, WY. Michelle has served as a member and former chair of the Wyoming State Board of Education, a Commissioner for State Parks and Cultural Resources and in 2015 was appointed by the Governor to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

Beth White

Beth White, Brush Creek Ranch

Beth White is originally from Indiana and has spent time in Illinois and Colorado. In 2008, she and her husband, Bruce, purchased the Brush Creek Ranch near Saratoga, WY, and have called Wyoming home ever since. Beth is owner of Brush Creek Ranch, director of the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and advisor for the Brush Creek Staddle Camp. She serves on the Corporate Board and Women's Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Big Shoulders Fund Board, and is also a former trustee for the Latin School of Chicago.

Emeritus Member, Donald Kendall

Emeritus Member, Donald Kendall, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pepsico Incorporated

Emeritus Member, Marilyn Kite

Emeritus Member, Marilyn Kite, Chief Justice, Wyoming Supreme Court (retired)

Justice Kite was sworn into office June 2, 2000. She received her BA from the University of Wyoming in 1970 with Honors and her JD 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.

Emeritus Member, Whitney MacMillan

Emeritus Member, Whitney MacMillan, Chairman Emeritus, Cargill, Inc.

Emeritus Member, William Ruckelshaus

Emeritus Member, William Ruckelshaus, Chairman and CEO, Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.

Emeritus Member, Alan Simpson

Emeritus Member, Alan Simpson, Former United States Senator from Wyoming

Emeritus Member, Mike Sullivan

Emeritus Member, Mike Sullivan, Former United States Governor from Wyoming

John Turner

Emeritus Member, John F. Turner, Triangle X Ranch

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.

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