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CT DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee - May 2018 Meeting

This month CEF members got to say good morning and meet Commissioner Rob Klee! He presented to the membership his thoughts on the direction of CT DEEP in this new political and fiscal environment.

Main topics he will discussed--A shrinking EPA, Connecticut budget constraints, a workforce getting ready to retire. What does the landscape look like in 2018, 2019 . . . . and beyond?

About the Speaker

Rob Klee is the Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Commissioner Klee was appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in January 2014.

Commissioner Klee joined DEEP in April 2011 as Chief of Staff. In that role he oversaw the work of the agency, supported the efforts of the Commissioner, and advised the Commissioner and senior staff on a wide range of environmental and energy policy issues.

Prior to joining state service, Commissioner Klee was an attorney with Wiggin and Dana LLP, in New Haven, where he specialized in appellate work and energy and environmental law.

Commissioner Klee serves on the governing bodies of several organizations focused on critical environmental and energy issues. His involvement includes:

  • Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) – Chairman

  • Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), Co-Chair, Executive Steering Committee

  • Connecticut Green Bank – Vice

Chairman, Board of Directors

  • Connecticut Blue Plan Advisory Committee – Chairman

  • RecycleCT Foundation – Council Chairman

  • Environmental Council of the States – Region One Representative to the Executive Board

Commissioner Klee holds a Ph.D. from Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in industrial ecology, a law degree from Yale, and an undergraduate degree from Princeton in geology and environmental science.

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