Drew McConville joined American Progress as a senior fellow after working for nearly 20 years to advance land conservation and climate change policies within and outside the government. Most recently, McConville led the government relations team at The Wilderness Society as their senior managing director. McConville 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.
McConville has a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He lives in Vermont, and his best days usually involve exploring nearby nature with his family.