Henry Henderson

Director, Midwest program

Henry Henderson oversees NRDC's advocacy efforts as they relate to air, water, energy, and sustainability in eight Midwestern states. Prior to joining NRDC in 2007, he served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. He is the founding environment commissioner for the city of Chicago, has taught environmental law and policy at the University of Chicago, and was a senior fellow at the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds degrees from Kenyon College, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. Henderson is based in Chicago.

NRDC in Action

Our Man in Chicago

Henry Henderson knows that achieving energy independence and creating new jobs go hand-in-hand.