The Board of Directors of Resource Media

Andy Beers, Chair

Andy's career has placed him at the nexus of media and technology. He began his career as a TV news cameraman. He worked his way up in the industry to become the News Director of NBC's Seattle affiliate. He joined Microsoft in 1995 to launch the first online news service on MSN and was one of the key players involved in the launch of MSNBC. Later he led the development of interactive content and features for Microsoft's IPTV platform. More recently he was the driving force behind MSN's entry into the broadband video business, launching MSN Video in 2003. Andy now owns and runs a consulting firm. He advises media and technology companies that are leading the digital media industry. Andy joined the Resource Media board in 2007.

Barbara Brainard, Director

Barbara is a partner at Stoel Rives law firm focusing on employment litigation and counseling employers on all aspects of employment law disputes. Before joining the firm, she served as lead counsel for SAIF Corporation. Barbara is also a board member for the Volunteers of America, a chairperson for the Oregon Alumni Admission Committee for Middlebury College and a chair of the Oregon/SW Washington Industry Liaison Group. She is a local and national lecturer on employment law issues in professional seminars, academic symposia and college and university classes, and is a contributing author for The Oregon Labor Letter. Barbara joined the Resource Media board in 2007.

Jack Chin, Director

Jack Chin is a Senior Analyst, leading Blueprint&rsquos program strategy and design practice, and also manages our internal knowledge sharing   systems.   Since joining Blueprint in late 2001, Jack has managed projects for numerous foundation clients including: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP): the Barr, San Francisco, Sisters of Charity and Packard Foundations; the Roots of Change Fund; and the Stewardship Council.  Jack has worked as a program officer and consultant to philanthropic institutions since 1991.  Prior to joining Blueprint in 2001, he had served as Co-Director of the Funders&rsquo Forum on Environment and Education; Program Officer at the GA P Foundation; and Program Fellow for the Environment at The San Francisco Foundation.  Jack has also served on the Management Committee of the Environmental Grantmakers Association.  He has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector, having been a board member, consultant, and staff member for a number of local and national nonprofit   organizations and foundations.  Jack holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Steve D&rsquoEsposito, Director

Steve is President of RESOLVE.  RESOLVE builds strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social and health challenges.  From 1997 through September 2008, Steve was President and CEO of EARTHWORKS, founded by former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Stuart L. Udall in 1998. Prior to RESOLVE and EARTHWORKS Steve worked at Greenpeace in the roles of Field Director, Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director. Steve received a bachelor&rsquos degree in political science from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1982.  He currently serves as a Council Member for the World Economic Forum, on the boards of the Diamond Development Initiative and the Center for Science in Public Participation, and a Sustainability Advisory Panel to the Kinross Professorship and Chair Department of Mining Engineering, Queens University, Kingston.

Steven Gilbert, Director

Steven is the Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), has a Ph.D. in toxicology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). He is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Gilbert&rsquos research has focused on neurobehavioral effects of low-level exposure to lead and mercury on the developing nervous system. His book, A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals was published in 2004. He recently started the wiki-based website Toxipedia ( with the goal of connecting science and people. He joined the Resource Media board in 2007.

Uli Haller, Treasurer

Uli Haller is the Director of Business Operations for MSN, where he manages the planning, budgeting and business metrics for the web portal. Previously, he worked as the Director of Finance, IT, at Microsoft where he led the team providing financial support for networks and systems infrastructure. In the past, he has held senior business management positions at and the Talaris Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to parental education. He worked for a time as an archivist before getting his MBA and moving into the business world. He joined the Resource Media board in 2010.

Amy lorio, Director

As co-founder and principal partner of Shadowfax Consulting, Amy Iorio consults on all aspects of product development and content production in digital entertainment and web development. Prior to working with Shadowfax, Iorio was the vice president of Yahoo!'s Lifestyles business unit where she launched Yahoo's first audience centric site for women, Shine. Amy also served as the chief of staff for Yahoo!'s News and Information group, where she headed business strategy and operations for Yahoo!'s News, Finance, Health, Tech, and Food properties. Prior to joining Yahoo! in January 2006, Amy held various posts over a 10 year period at Microsoft Corporation with MSN, MSTV and Children&rsquos Media.  During that time Iorio directed an award winning short as part of AFI&rsquos Directing Women&rsquos Workshop. Amy is a board member for Resource Media Association and previously served as a board member for the Environmental Media Association and WA Works, a Seattle based organization moving women from welfare to work. Amy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Computer Science from Dartmouth College and a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University.

Rose Kapolczynski, Director

Best known for managing all four of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer&rsquos Senate campaigns, Rose Kapolczynski is a nationally recognized political strategist and campaign manager. Based in the nation&rsquos second largest media market, Rose is an expert in developing effective campaigns to win at the ballot box and in the court of public opinion. As an independent consultant, Rose directed four winning ballot measure campaigns dealing with medical malpractice, insurance reform, clean energy and parental notification. In addition to her campaign expertise, Rose has extensive experience influencing news coverage and developing persuasive messages. As an on-the-record spokesperson, she has been interviewed for hundreds of international, national and local news stories. Rose started her career as an organizer and lobbyist for the Sierra Club, Colorado Open Space Council and University of Colorado Wilderness Study Group. Specializing in public lands issues, she worked to pass landmark wilderness and wild river legislation in Colorado and the Pacific Northwest.

Craig Mackey, Director

Craig Mackey is Director of Recreation Policy for the Outdoor Industry Association. Craig has worked in public affairs and politics for the last 30 years, and ran his own practice on issues related to outdoor recreation; outfitting and guiding; and public lands. Clients included Outward Bound USA, the American Mountain Guides Association, the American Alpine Club and Wilderness Inquiry. Mackey is also a Member of the National Leadership Council of the National Forest Foundation
Member, Grants Committee, Member of the Government Affairs Committee of Leave No Trace, Inc., Founder of and advisor to Choose Outdoors, Inc. and Founder of the Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship. He holds a B.S. in Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lauren McLean, Vice-Chair

As owner of The Confluence Group, Lauren works with clients to increase the impact of philanthropy.  Informed by her background in strategic planning, advocacy, and socially responsible investment management, she creates strategies through which values and philanthropy converge to create change. Previously, Lauren worked for Trillium Asset Management, the oldest and largest investment firm devoted solely to socially responsible investing. Recognized in the Idaho Business Review as one of Idaho&rsquos &ldquo40 Accomplished Under 40,&rdquo Lauren holds a bachelor&rsquos degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master&rsquos degree from Boise State University. She joined the Resource Media board in 2010.

Cara Pike, Director

Cara Pike is a leading social change strategist and marketer.  Cara is the CEO of Pike Productions, an environmental communications consulting firm. Her main client is The Resource Innovation Group, a nonprofit based in Oregon. On behalf of TRIG, Cara directs the Social Capital Project which is focused on environmental communications and behavior change.  She led the project&rsquos creation of the Ecological Roadmap, a segmentation study of the American public based on social values; Climate Crossroads &ndash A Research-Based Framing Guide; and most recently, Climate Communications and Behavior Change - A Guide for Practitioners. Cara was formerly the vice president of communications for Earthjustice, where she created and ran an internal communications agency for the nonprofit environmental law firm&rsquos eight offices, policy arm and international program. With a Masters of Science in Environmental Communications from California State University Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Communications and Environmental Science from McGill University, Cara has a deep understanding of environmental issues and how they intersect with cultural trends and concerns. She speaks regularly on green marketing and social change and contributed to &ldquoStrategies for the Green Economy&rdquo published by McGraw Hill in October 2008. Cara is a board member of the Hollyhock Education Retreat Center and was a founding board member of the Global Footprint Network. She is a senior fellow of the Stonehouse Standing Circle.

Rick Ridder, Director

Rick is President and Co-founder of RBI Strategy & Research. RBI is an international communications consulting firm providing strategy, research, and planning for political campaigns, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses. As the National Campaign Manager for Dean for America in early 2003, he oversaw the campaign as it rose from an asterisk in the polls to a legitimate contender. He has served as a senior consultant for three presidential campaigns and as the National Field Director for two other presidential bids. Internationally, his work in 17 countries includes advising the successful campaigns of four heads of state. He is a past president of the International Association of Political Consultants and a winner of the &ldquoPollie Award&rdquo as International Consultant of the Year. Prior to political consulting, Rick was an independent radio and television producer whose programming aired on major networks. Rick joined the Resource Media board in 2006.

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