Mike Dombeck is a Professor of Global Environmental Management at University of Wisconsin. Mike was the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 1997 to 2001.
Philip Hocker is President Emeritus of the organization. Phil found Mineral Policy Center/EARTHWORKS in 1988 and served as President from 1988 to 1997. He has also served on the Board or Advisory Board since the organization’s founding. A registered architect, Hocker has been integrally involved in mineral development and related issues dating back to 1972, when he first resided in Wyoming.
John Leshy brings many years of valuable policy making and legal experience on mining issues to EARTHWORKS. He has written books on the Mining Law of 1872, and is co-author of the standard casebook on federal public lands and resources and one of the leading casebooks on water law. John received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969 and then went on to litigate civil rights cases for the U.S. Department of Justice. John began his career in natural resource law at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he worked for five years. In 1993, President Clinton appointed John to be Solicitor General of Department of the Interior. John is presently a distinguished faculty member at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Michael serves as Chairman of the Sierra Club and works as an environmental consultant from his home in Portland, Oregon, where he is currently working on his memoirs. Mike was a founding member of MPC/EARTHWORKS and served on its Board from it’s inception in 1988 until 2001. Mike has a long history of conservation leadership. He served as Executive Director of Sierra Club from 1968 to 1985.
Tom is an attorney and partner with the Washington D.C. law firm, Caplin and Drysdale. Tom specializes in foundation and nonprofit organization law and is a director of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He served on EARTHWORKS’ Board since its inception in 1988 to 2001.