Stephen Mahfood has a 35 year track record as an innovative administrator and leader in the environmental, energy and natural resource fields. Steve was appointed by three successive governors over a 7 year period as Cabinet Secretary to lead the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and in that role was responsible for managing the environmental, energy, geological, cultural and historic resources of the state. He also represented Missouri and the US in a number of prominent roles including chairing the NAFTA-US Governmental Environmental Advisory Commission, serving on the EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) for 13 years.
He received the “United States Presidential Environmental Achievement Award” in 1997. Steve currently is advising the Nature Conservancy and many influential organizations on climate change, energy, environmental, natural resource and carbon management issues. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Yale University Environmental and Management Leadership Program.