Quinlan J. Shea III is Vice President, Environment, at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). He joined EEI in September of 1999, and heads the department that has responsibility for managing all environmental issues, including analysis and advocacy.
Mr. Shea's career commenced with more than four years of public service at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he served both in the legislative counsel's office and enforcement program. Nine years in the mining industry followed, culminating at the National Mining Association in the position of Vice President for Environmental Policy. His interest in the environmental field began while still in law school, with clerkships at the U.S. Department of Justice's Lands and Natural Resources Division.
Mr. Shea holds a law degree from Washington & Lee University (1986), and B.A.s in history and political science from Western Maryland College (1983). He writes extensively on environmental issues, and often addresses governmental, industry, and academic groups.