President, Union of Concerned Scientists
Kenneth Kimmell believes in using science to find solutions to problems in order to help people’s lives. As the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kimmell works towards combining the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. His more than 30 years of experience in environmental policy and advocacy began when he clerked for the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where he assisted a judge in a case involving the health effects of Agent Orange.
Prior to this position, Kimmell was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Before that he spent 17 years as the director and senior attorney at a Boston-based law firm specializing in environmental, energy, and land-use issues.