As our Senior Advisor for OHI, acting as a strategist knowing political structures as well as in contact with many high level officials, renown corporate and creative individuals, helps OHI with many introductions for our success. Sally is also a prestigious environmental activist and visionary with four decades of experience in environmental management, renewable energy, water, biodiversity, sustainability, and the climate change sectors, working at the local, national and international levels. Sally has worked with three US Presidents, including Carter, the Clinton transition team, and was a Presidential Appointee of President Reagan’s to serve on the Presidential Commission on American Outdoors.Ms. Ranney was a fellow at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Organization and Management (SOM) and appointed to Project 88, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Western State College of ColoradoCurrent Service – Ranney is President/Co-Founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), Chairwoman & President of the Earth Restoration Alliance (ERA), Co-Founder of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) and CEO of Stillwater Preservation, LLC, a wetlands mitigation banking company. . Sally is a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Federation (USA), the Climate Accountability Institute, and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative as well as a Founding Benefactor of Artemis, a sportswoman’s group mobilizing the voice and engagement of women in defense of America’s public lands estate and heritage. She is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of Women and the Green Economy (WAGE), a Managing Partner of S & C, LLC, and Chairperson of the Advisory Council for Nature Needs Half, as well as Senior Advisor for both the MAPS (Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary) UN Treaty Initiative (Canada), and the One Humanity Institute (Poland).
Past Service – Ranney was a founding Board member of the Grand Canyon Trust, and served as a Patron of Nature for IUCN, and on the Board of the Galmann Nature Conservancy (Kenya). She served as a Resource Policy Analyst for The Wilderness Society for several years, after which she co-founded American Wildlands, serving as its President and orchestrating the development of Corridors of Life, the largest GIS mapping and land management project ever undertaken by an NGO at the time.
Recognitions and Awards – Horace Albright Award, International Conservation Award, Earth Guardians’ Earth Stewardship Award, American Riviera Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (ARWEY) Award, and the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Ranney was recently named one of thirty-five women to be included in the international Women in Wildlife. She is a published author and skilled public speaker.