PennFuture names new President and CEO
One of Pennsylvania’s largest and most active environmental advocacy organizations has named a new president and CEO.
PennFuture has announced the hiring of Larry Schweiger. He previously spent 10 years as head of the National Wildlife Federation. He replaces Cindy Dunn, who left earlier this year to join the Wolf administration as secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
“We’re thrilled that Larry is willing and eager to lead PennFuture at this critical juncture for energy and the environment in Pennsylvania,” said David Lane, chair of PennFuture’s board of directors in a statement. “His depth and breadth of experience on these issues is unparalleled and he retains a passion and commitment for the work we do that is second to none.”
Schweiger is a Pittsburgh-area native and has previously led the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and worked at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
“Clean energy, natural resource protection and a safe environment are not partisan issues, rather, they touch us all,” Schweiger said in a statement. “I am committed to helping give these issues the priority they deserve here in Pennsylvania.”