Presenter: Gerald Winegrad | Former State Senator and Author
About the Presenter: Gerald Winegrad served with distinction in the Maryland Legislature from 1983 to 1995, first in the House of Delegates and then 12 years as a State Senator. He represented the greater Annapolis area. Senator Winegrad served as Chairman of the Senate Environment Subcommittee for eight years and wrote, sponsored, or managed nearly all environmental legislation passing the Senate, including the Chesapeake Bay legislation. Gerald Winegrad holds a B.A. Degree in Economics from Western Maryland College and a J.D. Degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and has been an attorney since 1969. His formal environmental career began in 1969 when he served as Counsel to the National Wildlife Federation. After leaving the Legislature in 1995 he served as Vice President for Policy of the American Bird Conservancy in Washington, D.C until 2008.