William Ruckelshaus, Strategic Director, Madrona Venture Group and Madrona Investment Group, L.L.C.

William D. Ruckelshaus is currently a Strategic Director in the Madrona Venture Group and a principal in Madrona Investment Group, L.L.C. (MIG), a Seattle based investment company. He formerly served as Chairman/CEO and Chairman of Browning-Ferris Industries.
Mr. Ruckelshaus graduated from Princeton University and Harvard University Law School. He began his law career in Indiana, and served as Deputy Attorney General of Indiana and as member and majority leader of the Indiana House of Representatives. In 1969 and 1970, the President appointed him as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Ruckelshaus became the United States Environmental Protection Agency's first Administrator when the agency was formed in December 1970. In April 1973 he was appointed acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in the same year was named Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Ruckelshaus was appointed by President Reagan as the fifth EPA Administrator in 1983 and continued through 1985.
Currently, Mr. Ruckelshaus serves as a director of several corporations, including Cummins Engine Company, Pharmacia Corporation, Solutia, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser Company. He has served on the World Commission on Environment and Development, and was appointed by President Clinton as the U.S. envoy in the implementing of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Salmon Recovery Funding Board for the State of Washington, Chairman of World Resources Institute in D.C and is on the Board of University of Wyoming Institute for Environment and Natural Resources. He also serves on the Board of numerous other nonprofit organizations.  
On June 2001, he was appointed by President Bush as a member of the Commission on Ocean Policy, created by Congress in 2000.