Michelle Wyman is the executive director at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 with the mission to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. Wyman is responsible for the overall strategic, programmatic, and operational work of NCSE including its board, staff, programs, and execution of its mission.
For more than 20 years, she has worked with government at all levels domestically and internationally, and decision-makers on energy, sustainability, and environmental policy development and implementation. Wyman previously served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, she worked directly with the Energy Secretary and led the Department’s engagement activities with state, regional, and local governments on issues across the DOE complex, including renewable energy, science, fossil energy, and environmental clean-up. Her experience includes founding Applied Solutions- Local Governments Building a Clean Economy, an organization that provides resources and connects local governments and decision-makers to a national network of leading scientists and academics engaged in research and scholarship. She also led ICLEI USA, a nonprofit that works directly with cities and counties to advance climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development.
Wyman has served in a wide variety of leadership capacities at the World Bank, United Nations, and other multilateral institutions. She has served as the natural resources director for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, and established a public sector law practice focused on the environment and sustainable development working with states, local governments, and related national nonprofits based in Washington, D.C.