The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) has named Susan Packard LeGros as its executive director. She will oversee the organization as it implements its independent, third-party certification and verification process, which is based on the center’s 15 initial performance standards. CSSD consists of a group of environmental organizations, philanthropic foundations, and energy companies.
LeGros joins CSSD from law firm Stevens & Lee, where she concentrated her practice on environmental, natural resources, and regulatory issues. Before joining Stevens & Lee, she was the founder and partner at LeGros Law Partners. Her work has included environmental regulatory matters that involved air, water, waste, and remediation issues. She has worked extensively with state environmental agencies and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For over 25 years, she has counseled clients on matters that include land use, wetlands, and storm water regulations, as well as emissions trading and institutional environmental policies.
LeGros has also served as a section chief at the EPA, in corporate legal departments, and as executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA). Additionally, she has chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee, and has served as a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Committee.
A past member of the board for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, LeGros currently serves on the boards of the Energy Cooperative of Pennsylvania and the Stroud Water Research Center. She earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.