Glenn Prickett

Glenn Prickett is is a member of the Council on Strategic Risks Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Environment Center, which advances sustainable development through corporate business practices.  Founded in 1974, WEC builds capacity of small enterprise in the developing world, helps global companies improve their sustainability performance, and recognizes excellence through its Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.  

In 2019, Glenn founded and led Rock Creek Strategies, LLC to help companies, investors, and organizations incorporate the value of nature in economic development.

From 2010 to 2018, Glenn served as Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy, the largest non-governmental organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which life depends. As a member of TNC’s executive team, Glenn oversaw public policy and government relations, corporate engagements and sustainability efforts, and relationships with other leading organizations.

Prior to TNC, Glenn spent 14 years at Conservation International, where he led efforts to engage the private and public sectors in conservation and sustainability. He founded CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business to engage the private sector in solving environmental challenges. He also led CI’s policy and climate change initiatives. In 2009, he served as a senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation to help shape an effective global response to climate change. 

Glenn served in the Clinton Administration as Chief Environmental Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversaw environmental and energy assistance to developing nations. Glenn began his career as a policy advocate with the international program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC.

Glenn chairs the Trade & Environment Policy Advisory Committee, established by Congress to advise the U.S. Trade Representative on international trade policy and negotiations. He serves on the boards of directors of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, the Keystone Policy Center, and the Council on Strategic Risks.  

Glenn graduated from Yale University in 1988 and lives in Great Falls, Virginia.  Aside from his family, conservation, and the outdoors, Glenn’s other passion is music.  He performs with The Oxymorons, a blues, rock, and funk band in Washington, DC.