Staff and Faculty

Britt Banks, Executive Director

For over 20 years, Britt Banks has been a leader in the international natural resources sector, as a corporate executive, attorney, consultant, and teacher; having most recently tauch at Tokyo's Waseda University. He had previously taught at Colorado Law, where he graduated in 1988, and has served for many years on the GWC Advisory Board. In 2008, he retired as Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, at Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation. Britt continues to co-chair the Global Agenda Council on Responsible Mineral Resource Development at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and was a founding member of the Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) Task Force. He has also held numerous leadership positions with the International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM), a London-based industry association working to improve member performance in the areas of sustainable development, environmental stewardship, employee health and safety, materials management, and social responsibility.

 

Shaun LaBarre, Program Coordinator

Shaun joins the Getches-Wilkinson Center with significant environmental industry experience. Previously, Shaun served for seven years as Senior Director for the Boulder-based Center for ReSource Conservation. Shaun has been recognized for his conservation work receiving awards including; the Leadership Initiative Award from the Colorado Green Building Guild, Boulder County Eco-Hero, Colorado Recycler of the Year, and the international award for innovation in material reuse from the BMRA. Shaun also serves as a member of the Colorado Association for Recycling Board of Directors. Shaun holds degrees in Psychology and Environmental Studies, and is currently pursuing an MBA at The University of Colorado.










Red Lodge Clearinghouse

Heather Hansen, Website Manager

Heather Hansen has been an environmental journalist for over a decade. She has a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley and is co-author of the critically-acclaimed book, Disappearing Destinations.

 

Acequia Assistance Project

Sarah Krakoff, Faculty

 

Western Water Policy

Doug Kenney, Research Fellow

 

Oil & Gas Best Practices Management

Kathryn Mutz, Research Fellow

Matt Sura

Sara Watterson, Website Manager

 

Energy Innovation

William Boyd, Faculty

 

Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force

William Boyd, Faculty

 

The Other Third

Lakshman Guruswamy, Faculty