CYNTHIA EISENBERG, now retired, was a Certified Public Accountant and partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. where she directed the West Coast Health Care Tax practice and served the real estate and entertainment industries. As a business pioneer, Eisenberg was one of the first women admitted to the partnership – at that time representing one of only 17 women among 2,600 total partners. Eisenberg has served on multiple boards. Most recently she served on the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University as an Officer, member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. She successfully led the transformation of the Board’s composition to reflect the diversity of the student population. A lifelong advocate for women and women’s rights, Eisenberg is actively engaged in the International Women’s Forum’s Global Network — more than 8,000 women leaders across every professional spectrum in 33 countries. She is a former board member and two-term president of IWF NorCal. Eisenberg’s involvement with WWF began over 30 years ago when she became acquainted with WWF’s work on a trip to Africa. Her passion for the environment expanded when she joined the National Council in 1998. She has been actively engaged in the Northern Great Plains (NGP) restoration since 2003 and has visited the NGP’s primary project sites multiple times and extensively explored other areas of the ecosystem. Eisenberg serves on the NGP Advisory Committee, helping to restore indigenous species (bison, prairie dogs and others) and large sections of the prairie to its environmental integrity as documented by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804-06. Eisenberg is a resident of Bellingham, Washington.