PROFILE

D. Randall Benn
Chair

D. Randall Benn

EARTH AND WATER GROUP

Randy Benn is a seasoned lawyer, lobbyist and strategic consultant in Washington D.C., has been a Partner in two of the world’s largest law firms, and recently co-founded the Earth and Water Group, a consortium of experienced practitioners advancing client interests across a broad range of environmental and business matters. He is also a Georgetown University and ICF-certified Executive and Leadership coach that works with high potential individuals across a number of professions.

He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, municipalities, non-profits, trade associations and start-up companies before regulatory agencies, the courts and Congress on energy, environment, natural resources, infrastructure, cybersecurity, transportation, science, arts, housing and financial services issues. He has also served as Attorney Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a Senior Fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Most recently, Mr. Benn has led strategic planning processes for a university, a non-profit NGO and a think tank, obtained Congressional funding for water quality research and worked through the Department of State, the U.N. and the World Bank to reduce the illegal wildlife trade in Asia. He has also helped launch a real estate partnership in Costa Rica, a solar company in Switzerland, and tech startups in D.C., London and Dubai. He sits or has served on non-profit Boards or Advisory Boards working to promote water quality and quantity, protect endangered species, address the Muslim/West divide, increase interfaith peace and justice and reduce gun violence.

Mr. Benn is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and Duke University Law School. He is married with three grown children and performs regularly in a rock and roll band.

Board member since 2019.

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