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THRIVING EARTH EXCHANGE ADVISORY BOARD

Key initiatives

The Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board drives the following key initiatives:

  • Review and revise the strategic plan.

  • Provide advice and support for short- and long-term implementation of the strategic plan.

  • Develop a business plan for sustaining the Thriving Earth Exchange beyond 2019.

  • Assess the Thriving Earth Exchange’s progress toward programmatic goals, including community impact and Centennial goals.

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Committee Members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Carol Finn

United States Geological Survey

Committee Chair

Vinya Ariyaratne

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Member

Jessica Ball

United States Geological Survey

Member

Michael Burns

Environmental Protection Agency

Member

Mahmud Farooque

Arizona State University

Member

Greg Holland

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Member

Susan Jasko

California University of Pennsylvania

Member

Jennifer Jurado

Natural Resources Planning and Management Division of Broward County

Member

Michael Kleeman

University of California at San Diego

Member

Kevin Noone

Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences

Member

Kristina Peterson

Lowlander Center

Member

Jenny Riker

University of Bristol

Member

Ramesh P. Singh

Chapman College

Member

Dennis Whittle

Global Giving

Member

Eric Davidson

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Ex-officio Member; AGU President

Chris McEntee

AGU

Ex-officio Member; Executive Director/CEO

Robin Bell

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

Ex-officio Member; AGU President-elect

Raj Pandya

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, Thriving Earth Exchange

Committee charge

The Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board provides strategic guidance and oversight to the Thriving Earth Exchange program. The board members set goals for the Thriving Earth Exchange, develop its strategic plans, advise on policies, serve as program ambassadors, and measures progress toward the program’s goals. The Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board reports to AGU’s Board and meets three times a year.  Duties include:

  • 1
    Serving as ambassadors for Thriving Earth Exchange with AGU members, potential sponsors, and other key partners.
  • 2
    Helping the Thriving Earth Exchange develop strategic partnerships.
  • 3
    Providing input and advice regarding program design.
  • 4
    Providing advice on the multi-year operational/business plan and assessing progress in meeting the plan.
  • 5
    Providing regular reports to AGU Board and Council, and consulting with them as needed.
  • 6
    Advising on overall fiscal, operational and partnership policies.
  • 7
    Advising on policy for addressing legal and other contractual issues.