has a strong background in economic and social justice organizing and energy and environmental policy, and more than 30 years experience in nonprofit management.
Becky holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis in transportation and energy from the University of Illinois.
After beginning her career as the author of the first comprehensive energy conservation plan for the Chicago Metropolitan Region in 1976-77, she joined a three-person team to co-direct the State of Illinois' first Comprehensive Energy Conservation Program.
She then moved to Washington DC to become the director of the Energy Project of the Center for Policy Alternatives, and later returned to the Midwest to become Midwest regional director for The Youth Project, a national foundation dedicated to supporting economic and social justice organizations.
She serves on the boards of several organizations, including: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Global Labor Strategies, Rainbow Research, the Wisconsin Apprentice Organizing Project, the Heartland Democracy Center, Public Campaign, and the Public Campaign Action Fund.
writer-publisher-farmer husband Jim Hare live on a small farm in Western Wisconsin about 90 miles East of St. Paul where they raise grass-fed beef.