Attorney and Consultant
Felicia Marcus is an attorney/consultant who has served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. She is currently the Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Water in the West Program. She is also a member of the Water Policy Group, an international network of current and former high level water officials spanning six continents that advises on water policy (http://waterpolicygroup.com). In government, Felicia was most recently Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, with responsibility for drinking water, water quality, and water rights. As Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX she was responsible for the range of environmental issues under EPA’s jurisdiction. Prior to that, Felicia headed Los Angeles Department of Public Works dealing with wastewater, water and solid waste recycling, stormwater management, and other environmental issues. In the non-profit world, she was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the EVP/COO of the Trust for Public Land. Throughout these roles she was known as an adept leader of large institutions while promoting progressive policies and greater public engagement. She is active on numerous volunteer boards, including the Daugherty Global Water for Food Institute and the Sustainable Conservation Advisory Board, and has received many awards for her work and approach. She has a JD from NYU School of Law, an AB cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard College, and attended Hong Kong University on a non-degree Rotary Fellowship.