INSIDE RFF David G. Hawkins, a leading environ- RFF WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS At its annual Board of Directors meeting in October 2002, RFF elected two new members: W. Bowman Cutter of the New York venture capital firm, Warburg Pincus, and David G. Hawkins of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). W. Bowman Cutter became a managing director of Warburg Pincus in March 1996. He returned to the private sector after serving in W. Bowman the Clinton Cutter administration as deputy assistant to the president for economic policy. His work for the National Economic Council, established by President Clinton to oversee the development and implementation of United States economic policy, focused on developing the economic policymaking process and shaping international and domestic economic policy issues. In his private sector career, Cutter served as senior partner at Coopers & Lybrand. He was also the firm’s vice chairman for strategy. mentalist, is the director of the NRDC Climate Center, which focuses on advancing policies David Hawkins and programs to reduce pollution responsible for global warming. Since 1990, he has also directed NRDC’s Air and Energy Program. His other positions at Coopers & Lybrand included: managing partner of the firm’s Strategic Services business and chairman of its Information and Communications Industry sector. Cutter was also a member of Coopers & Lybrand’s firm council, the firm’s principal governing body elected by the partnership as a whole. Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, Cutter was executive associate director for budget at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Carter. There he reported to the OMB director on the development of the president’s budget for federal government. In 1984, he served as a senior economic and budgetary advisor to former vice president Walter Mondale during his presidential campaign. Cutter also worked extensively with the World Bank on problems of public sector management, organizational design, and public sector budgeting in developing nations. Cutter holds degrees from Harvard University (summa cum laude), Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Hawkins began his work in public-interest law upon graduation from Columbia University Law School in 1970. In 1971, he joined NRDC’s Washington office, where together with former NRDC attorney Dick Ayres, he began NRDC’s Clean Air Project. The project has monitored and shaped the design of the federal Clean Air Act since the law’s passage. The intent of the project has been to provide a voice for the public in the countless decisions that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies make every year in delivering on the law’s promise of improved air quality. In the early 1970s, Hawkins was successful in persuading EPA to deny delays to the auto industry in meeting pollution cleanup schedules. He also won a major case requiring EPA to develop programs to improve trans- R E S O U R C E S F O R T H E F U T U R E RESOURCES 3 9 INSIDE RFF portation systems in urban areas as an air pollution control strategy. In 1977, President Carter appointed Hawkins to be assistant administrator for air, noise, and radiation at EPA. There, he was responsible for initiating major new programs under the 1977 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. With President Reagan’s election in 1981, Hawkins returned to NRDC to co-direct its Clean Air Program. Working with the Clean Air Coalition, NRDC defeated a prolonged effort by the new administration to roll back the protections to the Clean Air Act. Eventually Congress passed a much-strengthened law in 1990 and NRDC was one of the major architects of all its provisions. MR. COOPER GOES [BACK] TO WASHINGTON RFF bids farewell to board member James H.S. Cooper. He has stepped down from RFF’s board of directors to represent the fifth congressional district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cooper served Tennessee’s fourth congressional district from 1983 to 1995 and most recently was chairman of Brentwood Capital Advisors in Brentwood, TN. 4 0 RESOURCES FA L L 2 0 0 2 / W I N T E R 2 0 0 3 RFF’s 50th anniversary gala dinner was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC.