John Quigley to Keynote Blueprint for the Future Conference
We are so excited to have John Quigley as our keynote speaker at Blueprint for the Future, PERC’s conference on the Sustainable Development Goals on April 9th. John's keynote address will be, “Our Shared Responsibility to Help Build a Sustainable, Just World.” John brings a unique perspective to keynoting a conference focused on higher education's role in sustainable development solutions, with a broad background, ranging from the private sector to government to his current position in higher education.
John is the founding Director of the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, serving under Governor Tom Wolf and of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, serving under Governor Ed Rendell. John is the only person in the history of Pennsylvania to serve as both DCNR and DEP Secretary.
John previously worked in several leadership positions at DCNR, and in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. He founded a downtown revitalization non-profit organization in and served eight years as the mayor of the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania; was an instructor in economics at the Hazleton campus of Penn State University; wrote a newspaper column for the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader newspaper; worked as government relations manager with a statewide environmental non-profit organization; held management positions with major manufacturing companies; and operated a small business providing consulting services to state/national/international NGO's, foundations, state/foreign governments, and private industry.
We are excited about the conference and are grateful to our sponsors, especially Sodexo, Brookfield Renewable, the Sustainable Energy Fund and NextEra Energy. John’s keynote will be yet another element guaranteeing that Blueprint for the Future will be an event you don’t want to miss. So why not take the moment to register now?