Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman is a public policy leader, executive, and lawyer..  She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA. Most recently she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Goodman was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA where she was the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, whose landmark reports include National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), and National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change (2014), among others. Goodman served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) from 1993-2001. Goodman has served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She has practiced law at Goodwin Procter, and has worked at RAND and SAIC. Goodman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the Joint Ocean Leadership Initiative, the Marshall Legacy Institute, the National Executive Committee of the US Water Partnership, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). A graduate of Amherst College, she has degrees from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.