William Bohnett

Board Chair

William (Bill) is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and served from 2009-2018 as a member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Bill sits on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan NGO working on national competitiveness issues. In addition to Little Sun, he is a Board member of American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization. He has served on the Boards of The Synergos Institute, City Harvest, the Island School and New York Sun Works, and has been a member of the National Council of the Environmental Defense Fund and a Visiting Fellow of the World Resources Institute. Bill also is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Mr. Bohnett is the President of Whitecap Investments, LLC, a private family investment firm, and a retired partner of the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright, where he maintained an extensive international corporate and securities practice. He was a founding investor and board member of GeoCities, an internet community company which went public in 1998 and subsequently merged with Yahoo! He is a graduate of Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He maintains an active international speaking schedule on innovation and sustainability.