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Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people solve problems and make informed decisions about complex and controversial issues. Meridian's mission is accomplished through facilitation, mediation, and consultation service
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Rich Innes, Senior ...
Rich Innes, Senior Fellow
Richard Innes became a Senior Fellow at Meridian Institute in 2006, but has worked on numerous projects with Meridian staff since in 1997.
On the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative project, for example, Mr. Innes has interfaced with senior Congressional and Administration staff and coordinated with Commissioners and diverse interests in the ocean community and ocean-related industries.
He also helped to facilitate senior-level meetings with the major presidential campaigns on ocean issues, and was involved in laying groundwork for the new Administration through meetings and follow-up with the Obama transition teams.
Mr. Innes also facilitated and coordinated a major White House conference on Cooperative Conservation.
He worked directly with Meridian Board Chair William D. Ruckelshaus to organize the final panel discussion, and with CEOs from the Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation, and others to summarize the conclusions of the conference.
Mr. Innes's other work at Meridian has addressed the topics of climate change, forest fragmentation, and nanotechnology.
Mr. Innes is also currently the principal and founder of Conservation Strategies, LLC, a Washington DC-based government affairs consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of innovative, results-oriented strategies.
Previously, he worked at Browning Ferris Industries as Director of Government Affairs; as a senior staff member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; and in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he was awarded the bronze medal for commendable service.
Mr. Innes earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
Washington DC Consultant: Rich ...
Washington DC Consultant: Rich Innes, RichInnes@aol.com Mr. Innes served from 1987-1993 as a senior staff member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, working closely with Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island and other members of the committee.
...From 1993 -1998, Rich worked at Browning Ferris Industries as Director of Government Affairs, coordinating directly with BFI Chairman and CEO and former EPA Administrator Bill Ruckelshaus on a number of projects designed to create a more effective, efficient and fair system of environmental protection.
From 1984 - 1987 Rich
served in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency
was awarded the bronze medal for commendable service.He earned an MPA in 1984 at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with an emphasis on public management and economics, and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya (1979-1982).