John Gilroy is a Principal Officer, Environment, at The Pew Charitable Trusts. His work has focused on developing and promoting regional and national campaigns to protect wilderness on federal public lands, old growth forests, critical habitat and road-less areas in national forests. Most recently he has been helping Pew launch new work in the Pantanal Gran Chaco region in South America, and supporting the efforts of the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy project. John also spent a year at the Rockefeller Family Fund as a program associate. From 1988 until 1992, he was the Executive Director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. His prior experience also includes work with the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
John is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (JD) and New York University (BA). He serves on the board of NEO Philanthropy and is the chair of the NEO Action Fund. He lives in Pittsford, New York.