PETER PAGANO, Vice President, Environment, American Iron and Steel Institute
Peter Pagano directs the technical, legislative and regulatory activities in areas of environment, climate change and sustainability with direction and guidance from relevant, industry-staffed committees and AISI’s Board and management.
Pagano has served as an advisor to the natural science research units of the Smithsonian Institution. Prior to joining the Smithsonian in 2006, he spent fifteen years at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where his tenure included advising the senior management of the Agency on a range of national program areas. During part of that time, as Air Team Leader for EPA’s Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Office, he focused on air quality issues and oversaw wide-ranging work on multi-pollutant air, energy and transportation legislation. While there, he also worked on all aspects of environmental policy and in developing Agency goals pertaining to congressional and legislative affairs programs.
Pagano also served as a principal policy advisor to a U.S. Senator, where he advised the Senator on a wide range of energy and environmental issues as well as drafting legislation, writing speeches and coordinating hearings on his behalf. He also worked as an investigator and later as a project analyst in the State of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Pagano has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern Maine and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Colby College.