Advisory Board

Our advisory board consists of some of the most influential conservative environmental leaders nationwide. Each advisory board member provides unique insight on the policies and community of the eco-right, gives input on our platform, and assists with decision making.

As an organization led by millennials, this board of experienced and knowledgeable environmental professionals is vital to our success.

Advisory board members serve in their personal capacity and not necessarily on behalf of their employers.

 
 
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BRENT FEWELL

Brent is the Founder and Chair of the Earth & Water Group, and has over 25 years of experience in environmental public policy, advocacy, and law. Prior to Earth & Water, Brent served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water in the George W. Bush Administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental executive with an international water and waste company, and practiced law with several international law firms.  As a prominent conservative voice on environmental problem-solving, in 2012, Brent founded the multi-blogger platform, Conservefewell, devoted to advancing principles of conservative environmentalism.

Brent is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Wildlife Management (magna cum laude), Duke University where he received his Master’s in Environmental Management, and Duquesne University School of Law.

 
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TODD MYERS

With more than a decade in environmental politics and public relations, Todd Myers’ experience includes work on a range of environmental issues, including spotted owl habitat, old-growth forests and salmon population. Currently, he serves as a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council and was a member of the executive team at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Todd is the Environmental Director at the Washington Policy Center, a market-oriented think tank in Seattle. His book, “Eco-Fads: How the rise of trendy environmentalism is harming the environment,” has received national praise. Forbes called it “the definitive tome on the systematic errors of” the environmental movement, and Dr. Jay Lehr said “Myers these issues better than anyone I have encountered in a half-century of work on environmental battlefields.”

Myers is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist for Energy and the Environment. Several Washington state newspapers, the BBC, USA Today, Fox News, CNN and the Wall Street Journal have all featured his work.

He also runs a public relations firm whose clients have included the Seattle Mariners, Treehouse (a nonprofit organization improving the lives of foster children) and the Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation.

A former computer programmer, Mr. Myers has a Bachelors Degree in Politics from Whitman College and a Masters Degree in Russian/International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He and his wife Maria have two dogs and nearly 100,000 honeybees. They live in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state.

 
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Bob Inglis launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012 and serves as executive director, where he promotes free enterprise action on climate change.

For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series YEARS of Living Dangerously (episodes 3 and 4), and he spoke at TEDxJacksonville (watch).

Inglis was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012, and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014.

Bob was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.

Inglis grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, went to Duke University for college, met and married his college sweetheart, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C., before and between his years in Congress.

Bob and Mary Anne Inglis have five adult children and live on a small farm in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.

 
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JUSTIN STOKES

Justin Stokes currently serves as Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Audubon Society. Previously he served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY). He worked for Congressmen Randy Kuhl (R-NY), Gresham Barrett (R-SC) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA). Justin worked for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and got his start with former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. He is a native of South Carolina and currently lives in Washington, DC.

 
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ELI LEHRER

Eli is president of the R Street Institute. In this role, he oversees all R Street operations, makes major strategic decisions and is ultimately responsible for all of R Street's products. 

Eli previously served as vice president for Washington operations at the Heartland Institute, overseeing Heartland's D.C. office. Earlier in his career, he worked as speechwriter to then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, (R-TN); a project manager for the Unisys Corp.; senior editor of The American Enterprise magazine; and a fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Eli started his career as a reporter for The Washington Times.

He is the lead author of Freedom Rising: 7 Big Ideas for Congress, published in 2011 by the Heartland Institute. Eli also is a member of the board of directors of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Eli graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor's in medieval studies. He received his master’s in government with honors from The Johns Hopkins University.

 
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PETER BRYN

Peter is the Conservative Director for Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), responsible for helping CCL volunteers build political will with conservative audiences and guide the activities of CCL's Conservative Caucus.

Prior to CCL , Peter spent eight years with ExxonMobil's marine organization in various engineering, project management, advocacy, and commercial positions. Most notably, he helped lead a team that contracted for and oversaw the construction of two crude oil tankers valued at $400 million.

Peter volunteered with CCL for three years prior to coming on as staff, having held  various roles including Houston Chapter Leader, Texas State Coordinator , and Third Coast Regional Coordinator. He also "captained" two significant outreach efforts in the deep south. Dubbed "Energy Freedom Tours," he led a 28-day road trip across Texas and another 22-day tour across LA-MS-AL, each aimed at starting new chapters as well as engaging community leaders.

Peter has a BS in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and an MS in Transportation from MIT.

 

 
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YORAM BAUMAN

Yoram Bauman makes a living as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, but he is also a PhD environmental economist who founded the Carbon Washington effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Yoram is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, and the 1998 book Tax Shift, which was written with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute and helped inspire the revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia. Yoram lives in Seattle and has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.