Peter M. Iwanowicz

Peter M. Iwanowicz is Assistant Vice President with the American Lung Association. Peter directs the ALA's Healthy Air Campaign; an effort to protect the Clean Air Act. Prior to his return to the ALA family, Peter was serving as the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and as the Governor's Deputy Secretary for the Environment. Before assuming these positions, Peter served as the Assistant Secretary for the Environment and was the very first Director of the New York State Office of Climate Change which was created in 2007. Peter's responsibilities as the head of the Office of Climate Change included overseeing the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), including serving as the chair of the RGGI Auction Committee. Peter also was the New York State representative to the International Carbon Action Partnership. Before joining state government in 2007, Peter served as Vice President for the American Lung Association of New York State, where he directed the association's advocacy efforts. Peter has also worked for the San Francisco-based Resource Renewal Institute promoting sustainability policies in New York State and worked for Albany, New York based Environmental Advocates of New York (EA-NY).