Resources for the Future Welcomes Analysis Group Senior Advisor Susan Tierney as New Board Chair

October 19, 2018

Resources for the Future (RFF) – a nonpartisan organization dedicated to research on the environment, natural resources, and energy – has named Analysis Group Senior Advisor Susan Tierney as the new chair of its board of directors. She is the first woman to head RFF's board, of which she has been a member since October 2014, and a frequent contributor to Common Resources, its blog. In addition to her work on environmental economics, Dr. Tierney has helped develop energy and environmental policy at the US Department of Energy and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She also chairs the External Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is a Visiting Fellow in Policy Practice at the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute. Dr. Tierney takes over leadership of the RFF board from Richard Schmalensee, former dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and former director of MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.

“Resources for the Future is a very special institution,” Dr. Tierney said. “For nearly seven decades it has been a unique source of objective, in-depth analysis for environmental and energy policies. I am proud to continue to be a part of this extraordinary collection of economists and policy analysts.”