Our Leadership Team
SIR PETER CRANE, President
Peter Crane is a renowned botanical researcher and evolutionary plant scientist, with experience leading some of the most prestigious and influential scientific organizations in the fields of plant study and natural history. His work focuses on the diversity of plant life including its origin, fossil history, current status, conservation and use. He previously served as Director of the Field Museum in Chicago, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the U.K. and Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. You can read more about Crane here.
Board of Directors
W. TAYLOR REVELEY III, Chairman
Taylor Reveley is the 27th president of William & Mary College, and former dean of William & Mary Law School. After graduating with a JD from the University of Virginia in 1968, Reveley clerked for Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and went on to build a career specializing in administrative law, commercial nuclear power and the constitutional law of war powers. Reveley devotes much of his extracurricular time to non-profit organizations, including serving on the boards of Princeton University, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. You can read more about Reveley here.
THOMAS E. LOVEJOY
Thomas Lovejoy has been called the “Godfather of Biodiversity” for his role in introducing the term biological diversity to the scientific community and for his efforts in international conservation. He has served as a scientific advisor to world leaders and worked for the Smithsonian Institution as assistant secretary for environmental and external affairs. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, Professor in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, and Adviser to the Chair of the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Environment Facility. You can read more about Lovejoy here.
LEWIS W. BERNARD
Lewis Bernard is an accomplished financier with a deep commitment to advancing education and natural science. He served as the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer for Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. for six years and was the founding Vice Chairman of the Central Park Conservancy Board. He is the founder and chairman of Classroom Inc., as well as Chairman of the Board for the American Museum of Natural History. He was formerly Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. You can read more about Bernard here.
Dorothy Robinson, an attorney, is a longstanding leader in the higher education legal community, having served as Yale University’s Vice President and General Counsel for nearly three decades until her retirement from Yale in 2015. Robinson built and led Yale’s in-house legal team and served as chief counsel to the University’s governing board. In addition to managing Yale’s legal affairs, she oversaw Yale’s federal relations and its enterprise risk management. She advised on a broad range of university initiatives, including community partnerships in the City of New Haven, research and educational collaborations with domestic and international institutions, online education, and numerous university-related enterprises. Robinson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, Inc. (TIAA) and a member of the Board of Directors of TIAA Trust Company, FSB. She also is a trustee of Yale University Press London.