Drew McConville

Drew McConville has worked for nearly 20 years to advance land conservation and climate change policies within and outside the government. He is currently a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan policy institute, where he collaboratively develops and advances national conservation policies.

Previously, Drew led the government relations team at The Wilderness Society as their senior managing director. Drew also served for six years on the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Barack Obama, where he helped develop and implement the president’s climate action plan; secure historic legislation on chemical safety; protect lands and waters through presidential action; and oversee the administration’s other environmental priorities.

Drew has a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He lives in Montpelier, VT, and his best days usually involve exploring nearby nature with his family.