Midwest States Legislative Director, Midwest Program
Nick Magrisso focuses mainly on environmental and energy-related policies that affect his home state of Illinois. His advocacy involves promoting renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions, defending against dirty fossil fuels and harmful resource extraction, implementing water-resource protections and water efficiency measures, and protecting wildlife and wildlands. Magrisso is also NRDC’s lead advocate in Illinois’ capital of Springfield, where he works to advance the organization’s priorities and initiatives. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University. He is based in Chicago.