Robert Fisher, 54, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Strategic Growth Council. He and his family have owned Mendocino Redwood Company since 1998 and he has also worked as the director of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort since 2002. He worked for Gap, Incorporated from 1980 to 1999 and has served as director since 1990. Fisher served as interim chief executive officer in 2007, chairman of the board of directors from 2004 to 2007 and president of Gap Brand from 1997 to 1999. At Gap, Incorporated, Fisher was also the chief operating officer from 1995 to 1997, chief financial officer from 1993 to 1995, executive vice president from 1992 to 1993 and president of Banana Republic from 1989 to 1992. He is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and serves as vice chairman of the NRDC Board of Trustees. Fisher also serves as chairman of the Conservation International Executive Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Fisher is a Democrat.