Mr. Michael Mars is the Secretary of the Foundation, and a board member since 2006. Michael is the founding principal of mTerra Ventures, LLC, an early stage venture capital practice focused on catalyzing the development of a sustainable global economy. He serves on the board of Radio Systems Corporation, Echogen Power Systems, Natel Energy, and Hawaiian Oceanic Technologies. He is involved in a variety of philanthropic interests primarily in the area of the conservation of nature, education, and healthcare. He is a trustee of the School for Field Studies, a study abroad organization for college undergraduates. Prior to founding mTerra Ventures in 2007, Michael led business units for Mars Incorporated in North America and Asia. He is a graduate of Duke University.