A headshot of Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Chief of Staff

Prior to her appointment as chief of staff, Susan Casey-Lefkowitz’s work at NRDC has focused on climate change and fossil fuels. She joined the organization in 2000 as director of work in Canada, starting and leading the campaigns against tar sands development and the Keystone XL pipeline. She then led the International program, served as deputy director of programs, and coordinated the Clean Power Plan initiative before becoming chief program officer. As chief program officer, Casey-Lefkowitz directed NRDC’s policy advocacy to tackle climate change, build healthy communities, and protect nature in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining NRDC, she worked to advance international law and policy at the Environmental Law Institute and at the IUCN Environmental Law Center. She received her bachelor’s in Latin American studies from the University of Virginia and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Casey-Lefkowitz is based in the Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Work
Fossil Fuels

Related content