Ned Sullivan

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Ned Sullivan, "president of Scenic Hudson, joined the organization in 1999 and has directed it through a period of dramatic institutional growth. He also has made broad-based coalition development a focus under his leadership.

"As commissioner of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection from 1995 to 1999, Mr. Sullivan managed a staff of 400 and was responsible for statewide pollution control and prevention efforts and land-use programs. He served as deputy commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from 1987 to 1995, overseeing the state's hazardous waste cleanup initiative as well as air, water and waste management programs.

"During this same period he was chairman of the Environmental Facilities Corporation, a public-benefit corporation providing financing and technical assistance to businesses and government agencies in the state. His career also includes time spent as a vice president and managing director at the Bank of Boston, where he assisted government and corporate clients in obtaining funding for major capital projects involving energy and environmental facilities and real estate. As financial advisor to the state's secretary of environmental affairs, he helped develop legislation to finance the multi-billion-dollar Boston Harbor cleanup.

"Mr. Sullivan earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a coordinate degree in environmental studies from Williams College and master's degrees from Yale University's School of Management and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies." [1]

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  1. Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson, accessed October 2, 2009.