MENLO PARK, Calif. – David J. Hayes, a two-time deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and widely-respected expert on conservation and energy issues, will join The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a senior fellow on a part-time basis for the balance of 2013. He will split his time between the Hewlett Foundation and Stanford Law School, where he will teach this fall.  

While at the Hewlett Foundation, Hayes will serve as an advisor to Larry Kramer, president of the Hewlett Foundation, and will provide advice on a variety of areas, including climate, energy, and western lands.

“We’re really thrilled to have the chance to work closely with David,” said Kramer. “His experience on a variety of issues that the foundation cares deeply about will be simply invaluable to us.”

Hayes served as deputy secretary of Interior in the Clinton and Obama administrations, and in a number of positions in government and the nonprofit sector. He has served on the boards of directors of American Rivers and the Environmental Law Institute, among others. 

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Stanford University’s School of Law.

About The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation’s grants can be found here.


Eric Brown
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