EELC Appoints New Executive Director

Recently, EELC bid a sad farewell to Hilary Semel, its Executive Director for over five years.  Taking her place is Aaron Kleinbaum who previously served as EELC’s Legal Director.  Aaron has worked in the private and public sectors. His background in environmental law, environmental health, safety and sustainability programs will help EELC continue its mission for environmental justice and clean energy.  “I am excited to help EELC grow,” he says, noting that EELC is as strong as vibrant as ever.

Aaron’s extensive experience in the environmental field began as an environmental engineer for the U.S EPA.  He then spent nine years practicing environmental law for private law firms in NY and NJ before assuming the role of Deputy General Counsel at Ingersoll Rand Company.  In his 13 years there, he initiated the company’s sustainability program and managed environmental compliance and Superfund cleanups.  Aaron came to the only non-profit environmental public interest law center in New Jersey, EELC, to work for citizens groups and established environmental organizations to protect open space, ensure environmental justice, and promote a clean energy future.