A leading thinker on environmental issues for over three decades, Lynn Scarlett has held influential positions both inside and outside of government. She is currently a senior Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC and an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision making. In 2009, she was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer on climate change at the University of California Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. From 2005 - 2009 she was Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior where she chaired the Department's Climate Change Task Force. Previously, Lynn served 4 years as the Department's Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. She is a former President of the Reason Foundation and Director for 15 years of the Reason Public Policy Institute, where she focused on environmental, land use and natural resources issues. She is a former president of Executive Women in Government, a member of the national Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests and was chair of the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council.