WRA Board of Directors

Our board is one of our chief assets, providing exemplary leadership to further the mission of our organization. Board members guide our work fighting climate change and its impacts in the West. They help govern the organization, raise support, and build our network of partners.


Carla Hamre Donelson


A semi-retired lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, Carla Hamre Donelson provides independent strategic, financial and organizational advice to growth stage technology companies. Carla was formerly Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Verio Inc. One of four founding executives, she oversaw Verio’s growth-by-consolidation strategy. Completing more than 60 acquisitions facilitated by $1.5 billion in equity and debt financing, Verio launched from a startup Internet venture to a global, 4,000-employee market leader in business focused web services, culminating in Verio’s sale to Japanese telecom giant NTT just 4 years after inception. Before Verio, Carla was a partner with international law firm Morrison & Foerster, specializing in corporate finance, M&A, and general business matters. She chaired Morrison and Foerster’s Rocky Mountain regional corporate practice and co-chaired the firmwide telecommunications practice. Throughout her career Carla has served as an advisor to, and on the board of directors of, a variety of nonprofit organizations, primarily focused on education, the arts and the environment.

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