DRI Foundation

About the DRI Foundation

Established in 1982, the DRI Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is led by a committed and passionate Board of Trustees that helps raise funds to strengthen and promote DRI’s scientific research and impact.

With a $43 million endowment, the DRI Foundation raises awareness, establishes partnerships, and secures funding to support and advance the mission of DRI.

DRI’s impactful science and inspiring solutions support a diverse economy, provide science-based educational opportunities, and inform policymakers, business leaders, and community members on important environmental topics. Make a gift today to support the DRI Foundation.

Chair – KRISTIN MCMILLAN PORTER
Senior Advisor, Porter Group, LLC

Vice Chair – STEPHANIE KRUSE
Founder, KPS3 Marketing
Communications and Marketing Committee Chair

Secretary – NORA JAMES
Community Member 

Treasurer – MICHAEL PEQUEEN
Managing Director and Partner, Hightower Las Vegas
Finance/Audit Committee Chair

MARYBEL BATJER
Partner, California Strategies

BETH CAMPBELL
CEO, Campbell House

DOUG CANNON
President & CEO, NV Energy

RICHARD DITTON
Founder and EVP, Incredible Technologies, Inc.

LINDA FAISS
Founder and President, Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations and Public Affairs (ret.)

BETSY FRETWELL
COO, Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

ROBERT GAGOSIAN, PH.D.
President Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Faculty Engagement Committee Co-Chair

LISA GALLAGHER
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder, Praedicat, Inc.

JULIE GILDAY-SHAFFER
CEO, The JGS Group

JAMES KING
Chief Financial Officer and Principal, R&R Partners
Chairman, R&R Partners Foundation

YOLANDA KING
President, Nevada Taxpayers Association

JANET LOWE
Marketing and M&A Consultant
President, Desert Research Corporation

GREG MATSUNAMI
Principal Consultant, S&R Associates

ZANE MARSHALL
Director of Water Resources, Southern Nevada Water Authority

ROBERT MCCART
Owner, RKM Management

TERRY SHIREY
President and CEO, Nevada State Bank

RONALD SMITH, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Community Medicine, UNR School of Medicine

KAREN WAYLAND, Ph.D.
CEO, The Gridwise Alliance and Principal, kW Energy Strategies, LLC

JOHN ZIMMERMAN
General Manager, Truckee Meadows Water Authority

DR. NAZIR ANSARI
Emeritus Professor of Management, UNR

JOSEPH W. BROWN, Esq., Of Counsel
Kolesar Leatham Attorneys at Law

MARK F. BRUCE, ESQ., Principal
Bruce Law Group

DR. KENNETH W. CIRIACKS
Retired, VP of Technology, Chevron

CHUCK CREIGH
Principal/Broker, New Market Commercial Real Estate Advisors

GAYLE CROWELL
Board Director, Strategic Business Advisor

DR. FAROUK EL-BAZ
Director, Center for Remote Sensing Boston University & Former NV Medalist

LOU EMMERT
Retired, VP & GM for Sprint Nevada

DR. LAUREN FLETCHER
Founder, BetaEarth Global

DR. CHARLES R. GOLDMAN
Adjunct Professor, DRI DHS & Former NV Medalist

C. JOSEPH GUILD III
Attorney

WALTER M. HIGGINS III
Retired Chairman and CEO, Sierra Pacific Resources (now NV Energy)

HON. BRUCE R. JAMES
Director, United States Government Publishing Office, Ret.

BRIAN J. KENNEDY
Retired Chairman & Founder, Meridian Gold

KEITH L. LEE
Principal, The Public Affairs Group

HOWARD “HAL” LENOX Jr.
Director of Gov. Affairs, Western Region, General Motors

ROBERT E. LEWIS
President, Lewis Operating Corporation

MICHAEL LYNCH
Manager, Eco Electrical Systems, LLC

FAFIE MOORE
Executive Vice President, Southern Nevada ERA Brokers

DR. D. WARNER NORTH
Pres. & Principal Scientist, NorthWorks, Inc.

TINA QUIGLEY, PAST CHAIR
CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)

MICHAEL A. SALTMAN
Managing General Partner & Pres., The Vista Group, LV

THOMAS J. SCHOEMAN
Retired, Pres., JMA Architecture Studios

ROBB SMITH
CEO & Co-Founder, Integral+Life

AMY VERNETTI
Director of Leadership Recruiting, Moonshots at Google, Inc.

TROY E. WADE II
Chairman, Nevada Alliance for Defense, Energy & Business

STEVEN WEBER, Ph.D.
VP & Client Service Mgr., HWH America’s Inc.

TOM WILLISON, Ph.D.*
Retired Chairman, McKinley Capital Management

MISSY YOUNG
Executive VP of Colocation, SWITCH

*Denotes deceased DRI Foundation Fellow

DR. ARTHUR ANDERSON*

HAL FURMAN

THOMAS E. GALLAGHER*

FRED D. GIBSON, JR.*

AILEEN MAKI*

SANDY MILLER

ROBERT NOLAND

HOWARD WAHL

*Denotes deceased DRI Foundation Emeritus Trustee Member

100% Giving Board Award 2023

Meeting Materials

February 8, 2024 – Board of Trustees Meeting

January 17, 2024 – Executive Committee Meeting

December 13, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

October 26, 2023 – Foundation Board of Trustees

October 11, 2023 Executive Committee Meeting

September 13, 2023 Executive Committee Meeting

August 10, 2023 – Foundation Board of Trustees

July 12, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

June 14, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

May 11, 2023 – Foundation Board of Trustees

April 12, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

March 9, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

February 9, 2023 – Foundation Board of Trustees

January 25, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting

 

The Nevada Open Meeting Law (OML) was enacted to ensure that the actions and deliberations of public bodies be conducted openly. In compliance with the Nevada OML, the DRI Foundation here provides the meeting agendas and subsequent supporting materials for its meetings.

For previous DRI Foundation meeting materials, or if you have questions regarding DRI Foundation meetings or materials, please contact us.

CONTACT

foundationinfo@dri.edu
(775) 673-7226

 

MAILING ADDRESS

2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

LAS VEGAS OFFICE ADDRESS

755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119