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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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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.

Marilyn Kite

Marilyn Kite, Chief Justice, Wyoming Supreme Court (retired), Board Chair

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.

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…”.

Brent Eastman

Brent Eastman, Emeritus Chief Medical Officer of Scrips Health

Brent Eastman is emeritus chief medical officer and N. Paul Whittier Chair of Trauma at Scripps Health in San Diego, CA. A general, vascular, and trauma surgeon, Brent is a long-established leader on the issue of trauma and emergency surgical care and was a founder of the San Diego County Trauma System. Born into a railroading family in Evanston, WY, Brent holds degrees from the University of Wyoming and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. At Scripps Health, he pursued a full-time surgical practice for over 40 years. In 2012-13, Brent served as 93rd President of the American College of Surgeons, the largest scientific and educational organization of surgeons in the world.

Joe Evers

Joe Evers, Senior Landman, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

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 Anadarko Petroleum Corp., where he focuses on the company’s land grant asset in southern Wyoming. 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.

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.

Karen Kemmerer

Karen Kemmerer

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.

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.

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.

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.

Larry Wolfe

Larry Wolfe, Partner, Holland & Hart

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.

Emeritus Member, Donald Kendall

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

Emeritus Member, Whitney MacMillan

Emeritus Member, 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.

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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Fax: (307) 766-5099


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