Davitt Woodwell is President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Working with PEC since 1991, Woodwell took a leave of absence during 2000 and 2001 to serve as Executive Director of the Riverlife Task Force that developed a master plan for Pittsburgh’s waterfronts and proposed the creation of the new “Three Rivers Park.” Woodwell’s current work focuses on issues including energy and climate, water resources, and trail and riverfront development.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Woodwell is currently a member of the board of the Aspinwall Riverfront Park. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Natural Gas Advisory Committee, DCNR’s Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee, and participated in the Institute of Politics’ Marcellus Shale Roundtable. Additionally, Woodwell is an active board member with Renerge, Inc.
He participated in the DEP’s regulatory negotiation on the special protection waters program and served on the Pittsburgh Ozone Stakeholder Working Group. He also served on the Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee. Woodwell was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Greenways. At PEC he has also served as Executive Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Director of the Western Pennsylvania office, and Staff Attorney.