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Vice President for Land, Water, & Nature Washington, DC

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Resources for the Future (RFF) has selected Dr. Ann M. Bartuska, a senior official at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), to serve as the Vice President for the newly formed Land, Water, and Nature Program, effective October 1. She will be working in tandem with RFF Senior Fellow Dr. Raymond Kopp, who was previously named Vice President of a newly formed Energy and Climate Program.

RFF’s Land, Water, and Nature Program will deliver research and solutions for cost-effectively managing key land, water, and marine resources that support a thriving economy and society while ensuring healthy and productive natural systems and building resilience in a changing climate.

Dr. Bartuska most recently worked as Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics as well as Chief Scientist at the USDA. Prior to this, Dr. Bartuska served in a host of leadership positions, including as Deputy Chief for Research and Development of the US Forest Service. She also has served in several appointments including the advisory board of the National Science Foundation, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Invasive Species Initiative, and President of the Ecological Society of America—a few of her many titles.

This search was led by Tim McFeeley with Kahn Lee.


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