Renate Rennie joined the Tinker Foundation in 1972. She was instrumental in creating and directing the Foundation’s early work on environmental issues and oversaw that program area for many years. Ms. Rennie became the Foundation’s executive in 1989, its president in 1996 and added the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008 upon the retirement of Martha T. Muse.
She is also a member of the boards of the Americas Society and the Spanish Institute. Ms. Rennie serves on numerous committees with a focus on Latin America, including the advisory committees of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She is a member of the InterAmerican Dialogue and the Council on Foreign Relations.