Biology Seminar this Friday: The Influence of Science on Environmental Policy: Observations from former NYS DEC Commissioner

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:
“The Influence of Science on Environmental Policy: Observations from former NYS DEC Commissioner” presented by Denise Sheehan, Executive Vice President, Capitol Hill Management Services.

Denise Sheehan has nearly 30 years of management experience in the government and non-profit sectors. She previously served for 10 years at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, including two years as Commissioner, where she led efforts to establish the State’s first climate change programs, as well as new initiatives to protect air and water quality, preserve open space, and revitalize brownfields. Ms. Sheehan also served as the Executive Director of The Climate Registry, an international non-profit providing assistance to companies seeking to reduce their carbon emissions and become more sustainable. She also previously served for ten years at the NYS Division of the Budget, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing the State’s environmental and energy budgets.

Ms. Sheehan currently serves as Executive Vice President at Capitol Hill Management Services, a management consulting firm in Albany, New York. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday November 3 in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.