Leah Hair co-founded the first pioneering organization to resolve complex, multi-party environmental and regulatory conflicts in the United States. She later consulted in the area of business, environment and sustainable development. She served as a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she worked in education and development in Northern Nigeria and central Ghana. During her late husband’s tenure as president of the IUCN/World Conservation Union, she traveled widely in support of the Union’s work promoting conservation and sustainable development.
Ms. Hair has served on a number of boards and civic committees, including The Keystone Center, Global Partnerships, and the Foundation Board of Seattle Central Community College. She recently completed a decade on the board of the Wild Salmon Center and continues to serve on the Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Leah received her BA from Stanford University and her MFS from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She’s the proud mother of two sons and grandmother of four.