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  • Senior Advisor to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-University of Maryland Joint Global Change Research Institute
  • President, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Former chief U.S. negotiator and principal architect of the Montreal Protocol on protection of the ozone layer
  • Former Deputy Director of the Environmental and Health Sciences Division of Battelle, Washington D


  • Chairman, Global Security Institute
    Founder Chairman, Global Security Institute
  • Founder & CEO, TransparentDemocracy.org
  • Former President, Social Venture Network
  • Former Chief of Staff, California Lt Governor Leo T. McCarthy
  • Chair, Alan Cranston for Senate, 1986


  • Senior Partner, Perlman and Perlman, LLP, New York
  • Lead Counsel for The American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation
  • American Bar Association’s 2009 Outstanding Lawyer Award for Distinguished Service by an attorney practicing nonprofit law
  • Invited by Congress and State governments to advise on legal and regulatory issues relevant to philanthropy.
  • Special counsel for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Direct Mail Fundraising Association, and several other non-profit and philanthropic business entities.
  • Holds international board positions with philanthropic organizations in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany and The Netherlands.
  • Author of Fundraising Regulation, a two-volume handbook that explains the regulatory requirements and procedures for nonprofits soliciting contributions on a state-by-state basis.
  • Written several articles on fundraising regulations for publications including The Nonprofit Times, and authored the fundraising chapter for The Nonprofit Handbook.




  • President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Member, NOAA, Science Advisory Board
  • Member, Science Advisory Team to California Ocean Protection Council
  • Past Chair of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel to the USG
  • Former President and CEO Emeritus of the New England Aquarium
  • Former Provost, Stony Brook University
  • Former Dean, SUNY-Stony Brook Marine Sciences Research Center
  • Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University
  • National Associate, National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
  • Honorary D.Sc., Massachusetts Maritime Academy




  • Former Assistant Director, Geosciences, National Science Foundation, 2000-2007
  • Former Chair, US Global Change Research Program and Vice-Chair Climate Change Science Program
  • Former Dean and Vice Provost, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
  • PhD, Marine Biogeochemistry and Paleooceanography
  • Past president, The Oceanography Society
  • Co-author American Meteorological Society Joint Statement on Geoengineering
  • Past Chair, AAAS section on Hydrologic Sciences
  • Board of Directors, American Geophysical Union
  • Board of Directors, National Council for Science of the Environment
  • Board of Directors, National Ecological Observatory Network
  • Fellow: AAAS, Geological Society of America