Let It Flow…..(The Capital) Guest Niyanta Spelman From Rainforest Partnership

Niyanta Spelman, founder and CEO of Rainforest Partnership, knew from an early age that she wanted her life’s work to focus on protecting tropical rainforests.

A winding path took her from childhood in Tanzania and boarding school in India, to work at the first lobbying firm in London. After moving to Texas, she ran a management consultancy and worked with Texas environmental agencies as part of a legislative agency. She chaired a chamber of commerce, served on the Austin planning commission, and sat on a national health advocacy board.

Along the way, she gathered critical knowledge, experiences and education. Then in 2007, she began conducting extensive research and holding in-depth conversations with about 200 people. The idea for Rainforest Partnership crystallized, followed by a business plan – a rarity for a nonprofit. The inspiration became a collective vision with the selection of a founding board, and RP was born on December 17, 2007.

Niyanta now leads a dedicated team in Peru, Texas, and elsewhere in fulfilling RP’s mission to protect tropical rainforests.

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More info on her LinkedIn page:https://www.linkedin.com/in/niyanta-spelman

And about her from her Profile In Power 2020 Award article in the Austin Business Journal:  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/08/27/2020-profiles-in-power-niyanta-spelman.amp.html

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