RICH HAYES

For more than 20 years, Rich has helped thousands of experts- from postdocs to Nobel laureates- become more effective communicators. He is a senior manager and strategist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, lead author of "A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media" (Rutgers University Press, 2006), and editor of "Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming" (Penguin Classics and UCS, 2009). Before joining the Union of Concerned Scientists in 1993, Rich covered energy and environmental issues as a reporter for a bicameral caucus in the U.S. Congress. He also coordinated a task force on climate science chaired by Senator John McCain and then-Senator Al Gore. He is a founding board member of Urban Green Lab, and also serves on the board of Southern Word, a youth literacy organization in Nashville. Rich received a B.A. in Communications from American University in Washington, DC.