In Chapter 8 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Andrew Hutson answers "What Does It Mean to Be a Leader in What You Do?" Hutson notes the importance of getting ahead of the issue and understand how to solve it in ways others are not thinking about it. He details creative, collaborative, and innovative ways to think about problem solving. Hutson puts this in context of his environmental work overcoming media and general public challenges to scientific findings and the leadership requirements necessary to communicate, educate, and lead. Hutson is a senior project manager at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he advises corporate partners such as Wal-Mart on sustainable supply chain initiatives. Hutson holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MEM from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. He earned his BA from Michigan State University.