John Quigley is the founding director of the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from January 2015 to May 2016, and as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from April 2009 to January 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.