Paul Gilman

Paul Gilman

Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Covanta

Paul Gilman joined Covanta in 2008 as Covanta’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.  He is responsible for Covanta’s safety, health and environmental compliance programs, government relations, community outreach, and for sustainability initiatives.  Before joining Covanta, Mr. Gilman was the Director of the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He has served as the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development and Science Advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Prior to joining EPA, he was Director for Policy Planning at Celera Genomics.  Mr. Gilman was previously the Executive Director of life sciences and agriculture divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  In addition, Mr. Gilman has held several senior government positions, including Associate Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science, and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Energy for technical matters.  He has 13 years of experience working on the staff of the United States Senate in several capacities, including as a Congressional Science Fellow sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology from The Johns Hopkins University.