Lawyer tabbed to head Marcellus Shale certification
Susan Packard LeGros, 65, a Philadelphia lawyer who was named the new executive director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development in Pittsburgh, has worked at the intersection of energy and the environment for much of her career.
LeGros (pronounced Le-GROW) concentrated her practice at the Stevens & Lee law firm in Philadelphia on environmental, natural resources, and regulatory issues. She previously founded LeGros Law Partners, an environmental practice in Berwyn.
She has also worked as a section chief at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in corporate legal departments, and as executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association from 2005 to 2008.
LeGros has chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association's Environmental Law Committee and served as vice chair of the American Bar Association's Solid and Hazardous Waste Committee.
She is a past board member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. She serves on the boards of the Energy Cooperative of Pennsylvania and the Stroud Water Research Center.
The daughter of a Coast Guard official, LeGros earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and her law degree from Northwestern University.
The Swarthmore resident, who has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1973, will move to Pittsburgh in her new role.
- Andrew Maykuth