Timothy J. LaSalle

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Timothy J. LaSalle is the former CEO of the Rodale Institute. "Since he began work at the Institute in July 2007, he has engaged national and international policy planners on how organic farming can address the global challenges of famine prevention, global warming and human nutrition.

"LaSalle was Executive Director of the Northwest Earth Institute in Portland, Oregon, 2006-2007, that offers discussion courses on sustainability, deep ecology, living in place, and the practice of simplicity for groups and individuals in the across the United States. He served as Interim Executive Director of the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo County and from 2003 to 2005 was Executive Director of the Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management, an international non-profit who mission is to restore and regenerate deteriorating landscapes for the people dependent on that land.

"As President and CEO of the California Agricultural Leadership Program from 1986 to 2003, LaSalle directed a two-year fellowship program that developed leaders in the agricultural industry. From 1974 to 1986 he was a full professor at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo, California, where he taught a range of dairy science classes.

"LaSalle has a Ph.D. in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He holds a Master’s in Science in Populations Genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor’s in Science from Cal Poly.

"Tim is a international speaker on the environment and agriculture and, in addition to running the Rodale Institute, currently serves on the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gasses committee, and is a guest poster on Treehugger,com. He has also served on many nonprofit boards, committees and leadership groups, including the roles with the Kellogg Leadership Alliance and Chaired an International Call to Action on Sustainability at EARTH University in Costa Rica."[1]


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  1. http://organic.emccinstitute.org/keynote-speakers.html Timothy J. LaSalle], organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.