University of Pittsburgh

Davitt B. Woodwell named Pennsylvania Environmental Council President and CEO

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March 27, 2014

Pitt Law alumnus Davitt B. Woodwell was named president and CEO of the leading statewide environmental organization, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), succeeding Paul M. King who is retiring, according to a recent PEC press release.

According to the press release, Woodwell “assumes his statewide duties after twelve years as the vice president of its Western Pennsylvania office in Pittsburgh. He began his career as a staff attorney at PEC in 1993 and served in several positions during his tenure at PEC. He took a leave of absence from PEC during 2000 and 2001 to serve as the first executive director of the Riverlife Task Force which developed a master plan for Pittsburgh's waterfronts and proposed the creation of the new “Three Rivers Park.” Prior to joining PEC, he was dean of students at Kildonan School in Amenia, New York.” For more information, visit

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