Charles F. Wurster

Founder at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Charles F. Wurster

Charles F. Wurster

Founder at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

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348

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder & Secretary at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at AHC Group, Inc.

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Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University

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Co-Founder at Quadrivium Foundation

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General Counsel at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

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Program Co-Head, Undergraduate Special Concentration & Major in Sustainable Development at Columbia University - The Earth Institute

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Co-Founder at CNET Networks, Inc.

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Former Governor of New Jersey

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Co-Chairman, Bain Capital at Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Allen & Company LLC

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The Seattle Times
September 20, 2015
The long battle to ban a bird-killing pesticide
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Charles F. Wurster
Founder at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
Education
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
Class of 1957

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Master of Science in Organic Chemistry
Class of 1954

The University of Delaware (UD) is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that was founded in 1743. It offers 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. UD's student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Class of 1952

Haverford College is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus. The college was founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. Its enrollment, as of 2018, was 1,353 students. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Career History
Founder
1967 - Current

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization, which works to forge practical solutions that help nature and people prosper sustainably. It launched the Smart Boat Initiative (SBI) which focuses on leveraging the technological advances and plummeting costs in sensors, artificial intelligence, broadband communication and data analytics to equip and surround fishing vessels of all sizes with digital tools and infrastructure that can increase sustainability, accountability, profitability and transparency in fishing. The company was founded by Arthur P. Cooley, Charles F. Wurster and Dennis Puleston in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Visiting Scientist
1978 - 1979

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Defenders of Wildlife operates organization for preservation of wild animals and native plants. It also provides action alerts and information services. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
Stony Brook University
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