CoPIRG Foundation Staff

Douglas H. Phelps
Chairman, U.S. PIRG; President and Executive Director, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 1979
B.S. Colorado State University, J.D. Harvard Law School

Doug is President and Executive Director of The Public Interest Network. As director of MASSPIRG starting in 1979, he conceived and organized the Fund for the Public Interest, U.S. PIRG, National Environmental Law Center, Green Century Capital Management, Green Corps and Environment America, among other groups. Before joining the PIRGs, Doug was a local activist and ran the public interest careers program at the Harvard Law School. Doug lives in Denver.

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