Frances Beineckeis President of Natural Resources Defense Council, an organization she has worked with for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming the president in 2006, she served as the organization’s executive director for eight years. Under Frances’s leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign that sharply focuses NRDC’s efforts on curbing global warming, moving America beyond oil, reviving the world’s oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals and accelerating the greening of China.
Beinecke has played a leadership role in several other environmental organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute, the Energy Future Coalition and Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. She has been a member of the boards of the Wilderness Society, the China-US Center for Sustainable Development and the New York League of Conservation Voters. Beineke has received the Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Annual Conservation Award from the Adirondack Council and the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society.
Beineke serves on the board of the Apollo Alliance.