Principal in Madrona Investment Group, L.L.C., a private investment firm in Seattle, and a strategic partner for the Madrona Venture Group, formed in 1999.
· Special envoy to the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the U.S. & Canada (1997-98)
· Chairman of Enterprise for the Environment (1996-97)
· On the President's Council for Sustainable Development (1993-1997)
· Chairman of the Board of BFI from 1988-99
· CEO of Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), Inc. (1988-95)
· Worked at the Seattle law firm Perkins Coie (1985-88)
· EPA Administrator, 1983-1985
· In 1975 Senior VP at the Weyerhaeuser Company from 1976 to 1983.
· From 1973 to 1975, Attorney for Ruckelshaus, Beveridge, Fairbanks and Diamond
· Acting FBI Director, 1973 during the Nixon Administration's cabinet openings following the breaking of the Watergate scandal, then served briefly as Deputy Attorney General at the Justice Department.
· First EPA Agency Administrator, 1970 to April 1973.
· Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1969-70)
· Member & Majority Leader of the Indiana House of Reps. (1967-69)
· Deputy Attorney General of Indiana (1960-65).
· Lawyer, Ruckelshaus, Bobbitt and O'Connor (1960-68)
· Chairman of the Board of the World Resources Institute
· Chairman of the UofW and WSU Policy Consensus Center
· Serves on the NOAA Science Advisory Board.
· Chairman of the Salmon Recovery Funding Board for the State of WA
· U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (Appointed in 2000 by Pres. Bush)
· Served on the boards of directors of Isilon Systems, Cummins Engine Co., Vykor, Nordstrom, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser Co., Inc.
Born in 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has five children.
Graduate of Princeton University (B.A., 1957) and Harvard University (LL.B., 1960)
More about William Ruckelshaus
Board of Directors
· Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of NY, 2003-Present
· Costco Wholesale, 1996-present
· Chairman, Lakeside School, 1998-2000
· Seafirst Corporation, Board of Directors, 1996-1999
· Vice President, William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, 1986-89
· United States Commission on Civil Rights, Commissioner, 1980-83
· Fred Meyer Corporation, Board of Directors, 1979-1981
· Delegate to United Nations Conference on Women, Mexico City, 1976
· Presiding Officer, International Women’s Year Commission 1975-76
· Assistant to President for Women’s Affairs, Nixon Administration, 1972-74
Board of Directors- Non-Profit Organizations
· ARCS Foundation Board, Seattle, WA, 2003-present
· United Way, Leave A Legacy, 1999-present
· Women’s Campaign Fund, 1984-present
· Lakeside School, Seattle, WA, 1981-present
· Indiana University Foundation, 1990-98
Board Of Trustees/Advisory Boards
· YWCA, Seattle, WA, 2003-present
· Sustainable Northwest, Portland, OR, 1998-present
· Washington State Women’s Forum, 1996-present
· Washington Women in Leadership Forum, 1996-present
· Seattle Symphony, 1996-present
· Commission for African Development, UN 1985-present
· KCTS Public Television, Seattle, WA, 1985-present
· Institute for Resource Management, 1983-present
· White House Endowment Fund, 1995-1998
· Commission on Presidential Debates, 1987
Indiana University, 1958 and Harvard Graduate School, 1959,
Catherine Kiley Ruckelshaus, Chappaqua, NY; Mary Hughes Ruckelshaus, Seattle, WA; Jennifer Lea Ruckelshaus, Pine Grove, CA; William Justice Ruckelshaus, Seattle, WA; Robin Elizabeth Kellogg, Seattle, WA