Pacific Environment Welcomes New Executive Director, Alex Levinson

Date: June 1, 2011
Alex Levinson, Executive Director of Pacific Environment.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Pacific Environment has named Alex Levinson as our new Executive Director.

A 20-year veteran of the Sierra Club, Alex built its Environmental Law Program into one of the nation’s most effective tools to protect the environment and communities from fossil fuel industries, support conservation of forests and endangered species, and promote civil society development and government transparency.

Alex plans to continue and build on Pacific Environment’s impressive track record of environmental victories around the northern Pacific Rim. He brings to Pacific Environment significant international perspective, including experience working on international trade issues, opposing drilling in the Arctic, and teaching law and networking with local NGOs in China. Most importantly, Alex understands Pacific Environment’s overall mission and is deeply committed to our community-based approach.

Alex and his wife Kim reside in San Francisco and seek to share their love of backpacking, camping, and traveling with their children, Paul, 14 years old, and Eleanor, 10 years old, both of whom attend San Francisco public schools.