Michael Richter, a recognized environmentalist, currently serves on the Board of Directors for Riverkeeper, a leading environmental NGO organized by Robert Kennedy Jr., and on the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy/ Adirondack Land Trust. He recently began collaborating with the Natural Resources Defense Council in their efforts to bring best ecological practices to the sports industry, and is a frequent speaker at environmental events. Prior to joining ECP, Mr. Richter enjoyed a successful 15-year career with the New York Rangers, where he was a three-time NHL All-Star and in 1994 led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years. Mr. Richter also represented the United States on numerous international competitions including three Olympic teams, earning World Cup gold in 1996 and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002. After retiring, Mr. Richter enrolled in Yale University and received a degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy.