Sherri Goodman is an executive, lawyer, former defense official and Senate Armed Services Committee staff professional based in Washington DC. She is currently a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Most recently she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which manages large federally funded science and technology programs and whose members are the 90 premier oceanographic research institutions, aquaria and industry. Goodman previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA, a research organization for national security leaders and public sector organizations. She is the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, whose landmark reports include National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), Powering America’s Economy: Energy Innovation at the Crossroads of National Security Challenges, 2010, and National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change (2014), among others. Goodman served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security), responsible for global environmental, safety and occupational health programs and policies of the Department of Defense. She was the first female professional staff member on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Goodman is a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board. She serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Joint Ocean Leadership Initiative, the Marshall Legacy Institute, and the US Water Partnership. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her media and speaking appearances include CNN, National Public Radio, BBC, and Al Jazeera. She has appeared in numerous documentaries, including the “Journey to Planet Earth” Series on PBS, narrated by Matt Damon. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, including The Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, and Defense News. She was also profiled in Buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/th….