Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Becky Norton Dunlop
We are pleased to share with you that Becky Norton Dunlop has been named
ICAS Fellow, effective immediately.
Becky Norton Dunlop serves on the senior management team of The Heritage
Foundation as Vice President for External Relations. Her responsibilities
include the departments engaged in strategic outreach and communication to
conservative public policy institutions and other leadership organizations,
international, state and local government officials, business leaders and
conservative policy activists. She represents Heritage and presents
conservative policies and views in national and international venues.
Prior to joining Heritage, she served as Secretary of Natural Resources for
the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Cabinet of Governor (and now Senator)
George Allen. Her responsibilities included the Departments of Environmental
Quality, Historic Resources, Game and Inland Fisheries, Conservation and
Recreation, the Marine Resources Commission, the Chesapeake Bay Local
Assistance Department and the Natural History Museum. She was the principal
environmental policy advisory to the Governor and held this post from 1994 to
1998. During her tenure, the agencies were stream-lined, decentralized and
down-sized while the quality and condition of the natural resources and the
environment were enhanced. Governor Allen also appointed Mrs. Dunlop to
serve as co-chair of the Governorís Council on Self-Determination and
Federalism and Vice-Chair of his Commission on Environmental Stewardship.
In the 1980's, Becky was a senior official in the Administration of President
Ronald Reagan, including service in the White House as Deputy Assistant to
the President for Presidential Personnel and Special Assistant to the President
and Director of his Cabinet office. She served in the U.S. Department of
Justice in 1985 and 1986 as Senior Special Assistant to the Attorney General
managing Cabinet level domestic policy issues including environment, family
policy, federalism, tort reform, privatization and welfare reform. During
1987-1989, she was Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior
and Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. President Reagan also
appointed her to head the Interagency Committee for Womenís Business Ownership,
a U.S. Commissioner to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and as his
Personal Representative to the Northern Marianas. She now serves as a member
of the Board of Governors of the Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo, in Santa
She is a frequent speaker in the United States and internationally including
in Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Slovak Republic, Italy, Switzerland and
Great Britain. Dunlop also writes and is a contributor to electronic and
print media. She founded her own company, Century Communications, Inc. in
1977 which focused on strategic planning, communications and managing for
results. Her bachelor's degree is from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Dunlop is the author of a newly released book Clearing the Air, which
discusses current environmental and natural resources challenges in the
context of federalism. She is a Senior Fellow of the Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution that published the book.
Becky serves as a board member for the National Wilderness Institute, Defenders
of Property Rights, the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Virginia Institute
of Public Policy, the American Conservative Union, the Association of
American Educators, the Institute for 21st Century Agriculture and the Reagan
Alumni Association. She is on the Advisory Council for the Landmark Legal
Foundation and Hunters for the Hungry, a member of the Philanthropy Roundtable
and a Fellow with the Atlas Foundation. She recently served as an appointee
of the Senate Majority Leader on the Women's Progress Commemoration Commission.
Today, she was honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner with
ICAS Liberty Award in recognition of her "long-standing commitment to
advance American values, her distinguished achievements and outstanding public
service". Becky and her husband, George, reside in Arlington, Virginia.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President