Kevin Knobloch brings 30 years of experience in legislative policy, media, and advocacy to his job as leader of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). He is knowledgeable about a wide range of environmental and arms control issues, including natural resource and clean energy economics, advanced technology vehicles, nuclear weapons, forest conservation, renewable energy, and corporate responsibility.
Mr. Knobloch first worked at UCS from 1989 to 1992 as legislative director for Arms Control and National Security. He returned in January 2000 and was named president in December 2003. He oversees all of the organization's research, public education, and legislative programs.
Mr. Knobloch recently served as chair of the Green Group, a coalition of the CEOs of 34 national environmental organizations, and currently serves as co-chair, along with Frances Beinecke of NRDC, of the Green Group Climate and Energy Committee. He led UCS delegations to the United Nations International Climate negotiations in Montreal in 2005 and in Bali in 2007.
In addition to his positions at UCS, he served as director of conservation programs for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston. During six years on Capitol Hill, he was the legislative director for U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO) and legislative assistant and press secretary for U.S. Representative Ted Weiss (D-NY). He began his career as an award-winning newspaper journalist, writing for several Massachusetts publications. He recently completed eight years on the board of directors of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) and serves on the Environmental League of Massachusetts board of directors. He is also cofounder and former president of the Arlington (MA) Land Trust.
Mr. Knobloch holds a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a focus on natural resource economics and environmental management, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he concentrated in English and journalism.more » « less
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