Release Date: 03-30-2006
Ecotrust Vice President Bettina von Hagen tapped for service
SAN FRANCISCO — Eight nationally-known environmental experts from industry, academia and non-profits have been named to Wells Fargo & Company’s (NYSE: WFC) new Environmental Advisory Board — part of the Company’s 10-point commitment to more effectively integrate environmental responsibility into its business practices and procedures.
The eight are:
- Suzanne Apple, vice president for Business and Industry, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.. Twelve years in forestry and community relations; senior fellow, WWF’s Global Forest Program, managing corporate partnerships with U.S.-based corporations that procure wood and wood products globally; former vice president of community affairs and environmental programs, The Home Depot.
- Forescee Hogan-Rowles, president, CEO, Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC), Los Angeles. Manages financial service provider targeting business owners and residents of low-income communities in Los Angeles County; serves as Commissioner of the Department of Water & Power; Board of Directors for Opportunity Network; Board of Advisors, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
- David Hudnall, Corporate Forestry Resources Environmental Manager — USA, Canada & Chile, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Nashville, Tenn.. Almost 30 years experience in the forestry industry, covering a full spectrum of forestry issues including sustainable forestry and environmentally-friendly construction.
- Dr. Charles Kennel, director, vice chancellor and dean of Marine Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1991; served on the Pew Oceans Commission, and the NASA Advisory Council; leading effort to develop a campus-wide UCSD environmental sustainability initiative.
- Randall R. LaBauve, vice president, Environmental Services, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Nearly 20 years in environmental law and management; leads FPL Group’s environmental strategy, licensing, compliance and environmental relations, one of nation’s leading environmental programs; FPL Group’s wholesale energy generating subsidiary is a leading producer of electricity from clean and renewable fuels.
- Jean Pogge, executive vice president, ShoreBank, Chicago, Ill. Twenty-five years in management; executive of the country’s first and leading community development and environmental bank.
- Bettina von Hagen, vice president, Ecotrust, Portland, Ore. Head of forestry programs for the Natural Capital Fund, $20 million fund that invests in conservation businesses and initiatives.
- Stuart Patrick Woolf, president, CEO, Woolf Enterprises, Huron, Calif. Twenty years experience in agriculture; family-owned producer, processor of agricultural commodities.