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Board of Directors

Board Officers and Members 

Board Chairman
Craig O. McCaw
Chairman & CEO, Eagle River Inc.
Santa Barbara, California
Term: October 2010 – October 2019

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark R. Tercek
The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, Virginia
Term: July 2008 – Present

Vice Chair
James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and CEO, Retired
Duke Energy
Charlotte, North Carolina
Term: February 2012 – October 2021

Muneer A. Satter
Satter Investment Management, LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Term: January 2006 – October 2015

Frank E. Loy
Former Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs
United States Government
Washington, DC
Term: October 2006 – October 2015



Teresa Beck
Former President, American Stores Co.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Term: January 2006 – October 2015

David Blood
Senior Partner
Generation Investment Management
London, U.K.
Term: August 2010 – October 2019 

Shona L. Brown
Googler Emeritus, Google Inc.
Palo Alto, California
Term: February 2011 – October 2020

Gretchen C. Daily*
Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Term: April 2006 – October 2015

Steven A. Denning
Chairman, General Atlantic LLC
Greenwich, Connecticut
Term: November 2007 – October 2016

Joseph H. Gleberman
Advisory Director
Goldman Sachs & Co.
New York, New York
Term: December 2012 – October 2022

Jeremy Grantham
Co-founder and Chief Investment Strategist
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. (GMO)
Boston, Massachusetts
Term: February 2012 – October 2021 

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Distinguished University Professor and
Advisor in Marine Studies
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Term: October 2014 – October 2023

Jack Ma
Lead Founder, Chairman and CEO
Alibaba Group
Hangzhou, China
Term: April 2010 – October 2019

Claudia Madrazo
Artist & Conservationist
Mexico City, Mexico
Term: October 2013- October 2022

Thomas J. Meredith
Co-founder and General Partner
Meritage Capital
Austin, Texas
Term: July 2009 – October 2018

Thomas S. Middleton
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group
New York, New York
Term: October 2007 – October 2016

Dr. Ana M. Parma
Research Scientist
Centro Nacional Patagónico, CONICET
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Term: June 2013 – October 2022

Dr. Stephen Polasky
Professor of Environmental Economics
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
Term: January 2009 – October 2018

Thomas J. Tierney
Chairman and Co-Founder
The Bridgespan Group, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Term: October 2007 – October 2017

Moses K. Tsang
Executive Chairman
AP Capital Holdings Inc.
Hong Kong
Term: January 2010 – October 2019 

Frances A. Ulmer
Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Anchorage, Alaska
Term: October 2011 – October 2020

Dr. P. Roy Vagelos
Retired Chairman & CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Term: December 2012 – October 2022

Margaret C. Whitman*
President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company
Palo Alto, California
Term: March 2011 – October 2020

*Currently on Leave of Absence


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