Nancy Colleton

President, IGES
Executive Director, Alliance for Earth Observations

Nancy Colleton is an internationally known and respected leader in environmental communication and information. As the president of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) she leads numerous initiatives that promote better understanding of the changing planet.

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Jim Geringer

Governor of Wyoming (1995-2003)
Director, Policy and Public Sector Strategies, ESRI

Jim Geringer joined Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in the summer of 2003 as Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies to work with senior elected and corporate officials on how to use geospatial technology for place-based decisions in business and government.

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Tracey Laws

Chairman, IGES Board of Directors, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Reinsurance Association of America

As senior vice president and general counsel for the Reinsurance Association of America, Ms. Laws is responsible for establishing and advocating the association’s public policy positions. Previously, she was a partner at the law firm of Chadbourne and Parke LLP where she focused on reinsurance matters.

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Shelby G. Tilford

Former NASA Acting Assistant Administrator for Mission to Planet Earth

Dr. Shelby Tilford is internationally recognized as a key influence in establishing the study of Earth system science and developing today’s global, space-based Earth observation capabilities. As acting assistant administrator for NASA’s Mission to Planet Earth program, Dr. Tilford led the establishment of a comprehensive, long-term national program to study variations in the Earth’s environment due to natural and human-induced changes.

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