Governance Committee Member – Eileen Kane
Eileen Kane has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 1989, serving in Canada, Indonesia and Washington DC. She has spent most of her career working on environmental issues from climate change negations to reform of the UN Environment Program and promoting government-to-government science cooperation in Africa. Inspired by the work of Jeffrey Sachs, and Jessica Matthews, she was the Department’s point person on the role of environmental issues as part of the U.S. national security strategy during the Clinton Administration. She also helped to secure 62 bilateral agreements for Vice President Gore’s international environmental education project for youth, The GLOBE Program. She has received numerous performance awards during her career including one for business advocacy in 2005 while Economic Desk Officer for India. Prior to coming to the State Department, Eileen was the NGO representative to the United Nations in New York for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts for 6 years, working on environment, women and the girl child. She is currently in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs covering conflict minerals and the Kimberley Process on diamonds.