Tim Mealey, Senior Partner and Managing Director

Tim Mealey is a founder and Senior Partner of Meridian Institute. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and facilitating a wide variety of collaborative processes, serving as a mediator of high-level negotiations, and providing strategic advice and guidance to a diverse array of organizations.

Mr. Mealey has worked on wide variety of issues at different levels of decision making, facilitating international agreements on issues of global scale, mediating negotiations and dialogues on legislative and regulatory policies at the national and state scales, and helping to resolve site-specific issues at the local level. He has focused primarily on environmental and sustainable development issues such as: energy and climate change; sustainable forest management; solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste management and cleanup; food security and agricultural policy; chemical and pesticide regulation; and air and water quality. He has also had significant experience mediating high-level negotiations on domestic health care policy and facilitating dialogue among members of Congress on financial regulatory reform.

Mr. Mealey’s projects involve CEOs, senior executives, and staff from private companies, nongovernmental organizations, governmental agencies, and international organizations—as well as citizens  concerned about decisions affecting their lives.

Mr. Mealey has also assisted a wide variety of organizations to form strategic alliances and to assess their current circumstances and needs and develop strategies to address specific challenges related to their growth and development. He has lectured and spoken in graduate and undergraduate courses and at a number of professional conferences on the use of consensus-based decision making as a means of addressing societal challenges associated with the urgent need to move toward a more just and sustainable future.

Prior to the formation of Meridian, Mr. Mealey served as Associate Director of The Keystone Center’s Science and Public Policy Program; as an Associate with the Conservation Foundation’s Center for Environmental Dispute Resolution (now known as RESOLVE); as an Associate with ICF, Inc., a Washington, DC-based consulting firm; as an Associate and Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia; and as an Associate with the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving in San Francisco, California.

Mr. Mealey holds Master of Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.