External Advisory Board

EAB Overview

Representing a wide range of sectors, our External Advisory Board provides broad-based expertise to inform and shape institute strategy. By expanding our perspective on pressing sustainability challenges, these sustainability leaders play a key role in fostering U-M's global leadership in the field.

Current Members

Andy Buchsbaum
Vice President, Conservation Action
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Bernard David
The Global CO2 Initiative
Lois DeBacker
Managing Director, Environment Program
Kresge Foundation
Monica Ellis
Chief Executive Officer
Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF)
John Erb
Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Don Graham
The Graham Group
Steve Hamburg
Chief Scientist
Environmental Defense Fund
George Heartwell
Former Mayor
City of Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI)
Diane Holdorf
VP & Chief Sustainability Officer
Kellogg Company
Carl Page
Anthropocene Institute
Paul Portney (Chair)
President Emeritus
Resources for the Future
Rick Rothman
Managing Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Helen Taylor
State Director, Michigan
The Nature Conservancy
Bill Thomas
Of Counsel
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Mark Van Putten
President & CEO
Wege Foundation
John Viera
Global Director, Sustainability
Ford Motor Company
Mike Witt
Global Director, EH&S
The Dow Chemical Company

Previous Members

Dean Adler, David Baxter, Brent Blackwelder, Mark Bonnema, Mary Buzby, Tom Catania, Libby Cheney, Jeff Connelly, Sanjay Correa, Alex Green, DeDe Hapner, Michelle Harvey, Neil Hawkins, Gary Hirshberg, Robert Hutchinson, Richard Jarman, Mark Kane, Charles Newman, Richard Pearson, Lana Pollack, Janet Ranganathan, Lois Schiffer, Steven Sgambati, Jeanne Stahl, Dave Stangis, John Stowell, Robert Townsend, Anne Wallin, and Kathrin Winkler