Laura Rubin has spent more than 30 years working on environmental protection, policy, and conservation issues. She is currently the Director of the Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition, which harnesses the collective power of more than 160 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Before that Ms. Rubin worked as executive director of the Michigan-based Huron River Watershed Council since 1998.
Ms. Rubin has served as a board member or advisor to local, state, and national organizations. For her national leadership in river protection, she received the River Network’s 2013 River Hero Award. She earned Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Natural Resource Policy at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts in business economics from Colorado College.
Ms. Rubin was appointed to the board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund in October of 2020.