John Quigley is a consultant and Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from Jan. 2015-May 2016, and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from April 2009-Jan. 2011. He is the first and only person in Pennsylvania history to serve as Secretary of both of the state's natural resource agencies. Quigley also served as a two term Mayor of Hazleton (PA), and as an Alternate Federal Commissioner on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. He was the founding executive director of a non-profit economic development corporation; held a number of management positions with two industry-leading manufacturing companies in the private sector; worked for a statewide environmental NGO; was an instructor in economics at a Penn State University campus; and wrote a weekly column for a northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper.
Quigley earned an M.P.A. from Lehigh University and a B.A. in economics from Bloomsburg University.