Kevin Knobloch was named president of the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2003. He first worked at UCS from 1989 to 1992 as legislative director for arms control and national security. He has also served as director of conservation programs for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston. He spent six years on Capitol Hill as legislative director for then-Sen. Timothy Wirth, D-Colo., and legislative assistant and press secretary for Rep. Ted Weiss, D-N.Y.
Knobloch was also an award-winning newspaper journalist, writing for several Massachusetts publications. He holds a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.