- President of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) since 2010
- Ecuador’s Minister of Environment (1998-2000)
- President of IUCN (1996-2004)
- Trustee of the Ford Foundation
- Expert in conservation and nonprofit development
- Executive Director of UNICEF (2005-2010)
- US Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005)
- Named 46th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2009.
- Expert in international trade and agriculture.
- President of Hattaway Communication since 2001
- Senior Communications Adviser for Hilary Clinton 2008
- Communications Director for Tom Daschle 2001
- Expert in communications and public relations.
- Board Chair of Forest Stewardship Council since 2010
- Board Chair of Fair Trade USA (2003-2010)
- Lecturer at Oxford, Yale, and University of Texas
- Expert in certification systems.
- Director of Forest Trends’ Incubator since 2008
- Co-founder of EcoDecisión since 1995
- Expert in conservation finance and payments for ecosystem services.
- Professor of Tropical Forestry at Yale University since 2001.
- Professor and director of researcher at CATIE 1997-2001.
- Research advisor to the Smithsonian Institute’s PRORENA program since 2001.
- Expert in tropical forestry and agroforesty systems.