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Ralph Rosenberg

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Title & Affiliation
Executive Director Iowa Environmental Council

In 2012, Ralph Rosenberg was named the Executive Director of the Iowa Environmental Council. Previously he served for seven years as the director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and Executive Director of the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services. For thirteen years Ralph was a State Senator and also a Representative from Story County, Iowa. He helped lead policy development relating to energy and environment. Ralph helped write the Landmark Groundwater Protection Law and served on one of the first legislative committees on flooding in response to the 1993 floods. He helped create the Institute for Public Leadership, a statewide leadership institute for emerging leaders of state government. Earlier in his career, Ralph was Executive Director of the Youth Law Center in Des Moines, Assistant Story County Attorney for Juvenile Court, and Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Story County. He has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a JD from Drake University Law School.