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Sally Ericsson is a strategic consultant for non-profit organizations and foundations on climate policy and climate resilience, natural resource conservation policies including water and drought issues, and forest and agricultural carbon management policies. In the Obama Administration, Sally was Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science at the White House Office of Management and Budget working across agencies on natural resource and environmental issues, climate change, and science and energy policy. Previously she was a policy consultant promoting forests as a climate mitigation tool and Director of Outreach at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, where she worked with the Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council, a group of Fortune 500 corporations addressing issues related to climate change.
During the Clinton administration, Sally was Associate Director for Natural Resources at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Associate Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sally was a senior official at the Service Employees International Union and spent eight years on Capitol Hill on the staffs of Speaker “Tip” O’Neill and Senator John Kerry.