Board of Directors
Theodore Spencer, M.J.
Theo Spencer is an Environmental Policy Consultant based in New York City. Until late 2018, he was Senior Policy Advocate at the Natural Resource Defense Council where he worked for 18 years and focused on a wide variety of climate, land, and water issues. Those included state, regional and federal vehicle and power plant emissions standards, efforts to overhaul the federal coal program, challenges to proposed new coal plants, and the impacts of climate change on water resources. Mr. Spencer also helped manage NRDC’s urban climate preparedness initiative. As a former reporter at Fortune magazine, he has worked with the financial community to raise awareness about risks posed by climate change, and opportunities in clean energy investment. Mr. Spencer holds a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, and a Masters from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
He serves on the boards of the Population Council, the Trust for America’s Health, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. He is a past President of the Rockefeller Family Fund. Mr. Spencer lives in New York City with his wife, Tracy, and three sons, Henry, Avery and Benno.
Spencer is a Co-Founder of Trust for America’s Health.