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 Manager

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 the current President of the Colorado Association for Recycling Board of Directors. Since joining the Law School, he has been awarded the Anticipation/Implementation and Rookie of the Year Awards. In 2015, Shaun was named a Bizwest Top 40 und Forty for the Boulder Valley. Shaun holds degrees in Psychology and Environmental Studies.

Acequia Assistance Project

Sarah Krakoff, Faculty

Western Water Policy

Doug Kenney, Research Fellow


Oil & Gas Best Practices Management

Kathryn Mutz, Research Fellow

Energy Innovation

William Boyd, Faculty


Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force

William Boyd, Faculty


The Other Third

Lakshman Guruswamy, Faculty