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
Vice-Chair, National Humanities
Treasurer – ROBERT MCCART
Owner, RKM Management
Finance/Audit Committee Chair
President, Benjamin Enterprises
CEO, Campbell House
President & CEO, NV Energy
Founder and EVP, Incredible Technologies, Inc.
JOHN J. ENTSMINGER
GM, Las Vegas Valley Water District & Southern Nevada Water Authority
Founder and President, Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations and Public Affairs (ret.)
ROBERT GAGOSIAN, PH.D.
President Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Faculty Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder, Praedicat, Inc.
CEO, The JGS Group
Chief Financial Officer and Principal, R&R Partners
Chairman, R&R Partners Foundation
Marketing and M&A Consultant
President, Desert Research Corporation
Principal Consultant, S&R Associates
Managing Director & Partner, Hightower Las Vegas
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
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
Principal/Broker, New Market Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Board Director, Strategic Business Advisor
DR. FAROUK EL-BAZ
Director, Center for Remote Sensing Boston University & Former NV Medalist
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
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
Manager, Eco Electrical Systems, LLC
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
CEO & Co-Founder, Integral+Life
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
Executive VP of Colocation, SWITCH
*Denotes deceased DRI Foundation Fellow
DR. ARTHUR ANDERSON*
THOMAS E. GALLAGHER*
FRED D. GIBSON, JR.*
*Denotes deceased DRI Foundation Emeritus Trustee Member
March 9, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting
February 9, 2023 – Foundation Board of Trustees
January 25, 2023 – Executive Committee Meeting
June 30, 2022 – Faculty Engagement Committee
June 20, 2022 – Marketing/Communications Committee
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.
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