Sherri Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program, as well as a Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate & Security. She is the Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security (IMCCS), representing over 35 military and national security organizations across the globe.
Sherri is the former President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. She served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA (US Center for Naval Analyses). She is the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, whose landmark reports include National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change (2014), and Advanced Energy and US National Security (2017).
Sherri served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and has twice received the DOD medal for Distinguished Public Service.
She serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the Council for Strategic Risks, the Joint Ocean Commission Leadership Initiative, the Marshall Legacy Institute, the Sandia National Laboratory Energy & Homeland Security External Advisory Board, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on its Arctic Task Force in 2016.
A graduate of Amherst College, she has degrees from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.