Sherri W. Goodman

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Sherri W. Goodman "is Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, a non-profit research organization. She provides strategic advice and counseling on environmental and national security matters including sustainability, long-term stewardship, homeland security, environmental science and technology, risk communication and environmental management systems. From 1993-2001, she served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security, where, as chief environmental officer, she was responsible for environmental safety and occupational health policies and programs within the Department of Defense. She oversaw an annual budget of $5 billion and set policies for several thousand military environmental professionals. Ms. Goodman has twice received the Secretary of Defense award for Distinguished Public Service, and she has also received EPA’s Climate Change Award. She practiced law at the Boston law firm, Goodwin Procter. She also served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee, 1987-90, working for the Chairman, Senator Sam Nunn, where she oversaw the Department of Energy’s Defense and Environmental Programs, including nuclear weapons research and development production, waste management and environmental remediation. She received her BA from Amherst College, her J.D. from the Harvard School of Law and her MA in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government." (bio from 2008) [1]

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  1. Speaker Bios, ncseonline, accessed May 7, 2010.
  2. Advisory Board, Center for Preventive Action, accessed May 7, 2010.