Peter M. Iwanowicz is the executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York. This is a return to the organization for Peter who served as its air and energy program director in the late 1990s.
Before this position he served as assistant vice president with the American Lung Association where he directed the Association’s Healthy Air Campaign – an effort to protect the Clean Air Act.
Between 2007 and the end of 2010, Peter was an appointee in the Spitzer and Paterson administrations: serving as the acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and as deputy secretary for the environment. While in state government Peter also served as the assistant secretary for the environment and was the very first director of the New York State Office of Climate Change. Peter’s responsibilities as the head of the Office of Climate Change included overseeing the state’s involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and acting as the New York State representative to the International Carbon Action Partnership.
Before joining state government in 2007, Peter served as vice president for the American Lung Association of New York State where he directed the association’s advocacy efforts.
He lives in the Albany area with his wife and two children.
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