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COVID-19 Advisory: The Ruckelshaus Center is working to keep our communities safe. All programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 12, 2020, the Center’s office is closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference. Contact information can be found here.

Advisory Board

The Center is guided by an Advisory Board of prominent local, state and regional leaders representing a broad range of constituencies and geographic locations. Bill Ruckelshaus founded the William D. Ruckelshaus Center and served as its Chair Emeritus.

* Executive Committee Member
** Development Committee Member
+ Ex-Officio Member



Drewel, Bob SQBob Drewel *,**
WSU Senior Advisor to the President
Executive Committee Chair
Phyllis Campbell *,**
J.P. Morgan Chase
Vice Chair
Mario BarnesMario Barnes +
UW Law Dean 
Brian Blake HeadshotBrian Blake +
Washington State House of Representatives
Michael Brown
Seattle Foundation’s Civic Commons
Ana Mari Cauce +
University of Washington President
Bruce Chandler+
Washington House of Representatives
Clubb, Megan SQMegan Clubb
L’Ecole No. 41
Cowles, Elizabeth SQElizabeth Cowles *
The Cowles Company
Alison Cullen *+
University of Washington
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
Dicks, Norm SQNorm Dicks
Van Ness Feldman
Eberhart, Urban SQUrban Eberhart
Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan
Evans, Dan SQDaniel Evans
Governor of Washington State 1965-1977
United States Senator 1983-1989
Ferrall, Anne SQAnne Farrell **
The Seattle Foundation (ret.)
David Fleming
Peter Goldmark
Former Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands
Gordon, Jay SQJay Gordon*
Washington State Dairy Federation
Gorton, Slade SQSlade Gorton
United States Senator 1989-2011
Lisa Graumlich +
University of Washington
College of the Environment
Christine Gregoire
Governor of Washington State 2005-2013
Jerry Grinstein **
Madrona Venture Group
Hansen, Heather SQHeather Hansen
Washington Friends of Farms and Forests
Dave HerreraDave Herrera
Skokomish Indian Tribe
Sally Jewell headshotSally Jewell
UW College of Environment
US Secretary of the Interior 2013-2017
Eric Johnson HeadshotEric Johnson
Washington State Association of Counties
King, Joe SQJoe King *
Joe King & Associates
Peter King headshotPeter B. King
Association of Washington Cities
Kongsgaard, Martha SQMartha Kongsgaard **
Kongsgaard | Goldman Foundation
Development Committee Chair
Vicki McCracken* +
Washington State University Extension
McShea, Dave SQDavid F. McShea**
Perkins Coie
Munro, Ralph SQRalph Munro *
Washington Secretary of State1980-2000
Neukom, Bill SQBill Neukom
K&L Gates
Molly Pengra HeadshotMolly Pengra
Cohassett Capital Partners, L.P.
Rawlins, VV. Lane Rawlins
Washington State University President 2000-2007
Heather Redman
Flying Fish Partners
Mark Richards +
UW Provost
Christine Rolfes +
Washington State Senate
Mary Ruckelshaus
Natural Capital Project
Kirk Shulz Square HeadshotKirk Schulz +
Washington State University President
Bryan Slinker +
Interim WSU Provost
Brian Surratt *
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Tate, Mike SQMichael J. Tate
Washington State University Office of the Provost (ret.)
Waldo, Jim SQJim Waldo
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Ward, Paul SQPaul Ward*
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Andre Denis Wright HeadshotAndré-Denis Wright +
Cindy Zehnder *
Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs
Hans Zeiger+
Washington State Senate
* Executive Committee Member
** Development Committee Member
+ Ex-Officio Member

Updated on July 22, 2020