Wyatt Lundy is the Senior Director of Research and Operations at the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE). He manages CFEE’s research and operational staff, guiding the development of the policy content for the Foundation’s roundtable dialogues, multi-party workshops, and international study tours. At these forums, CFEE convenes policymakers and subject matter experts to examine the issues of the circular economy, energy, housing, telecommunications and technologies, transportation, and water.
Wyatt works with CFEE Board Members, the President & CEO, and policymakers to develop agendas, briefing materials, and other policy documents that support CFEE’s mission of non-partisan engagement and education of state leaders – a group that includes California State Legislators, regulators, administration officials as well as the Foundation’s coalition of labor, environmental, business, and local government leaders. Wyatt is also the CFEE Board liaison and staffs the Foundation’s governance committees as they oversee the Foundation’s affairs and its budget.
His previous experience includes working for the Mayor's Office of Los Angeles as well as managing researching projects at the University of Southern California and the California Foundation for Commerce and Education. He joined CFEE to support their mission of facilitating informed dialogue between state leaders as they deliberate on policies and projects with major environmental and economic implications for the state of California.
As the son of park rangers, Wyatt grew up in National Parks in Arizona, Utah, and Oregon. This upbringing instilled a lasting appreciation for the stewardship of our shared lands so that future generations can benefit from our wild spaces and natural resources.
Wyatt is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of the University of Michigan where he received a B.A. in History with High Distinction. He later earned his Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California, graduating as a Dean’s Merit Scholar and a Phi Kappa Phi inductee.