Paul Gilman, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Paul Gilman joined Covanta in 2008 as Covanta Energy’s first senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. He is responsible for Covanta’s safety, health and environmental compliance programs, corporate communications and sustainability initiatives that further reduce Covanta’s environmental impact while increasing the use of its technologies.
Before joining Covanta, Mr. Gilman was the director of the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies. He served as the assistant administrator for Research and Development and Science Advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2002 until 2004. Prior to joining EPA, he was director for Policy Planning at Celera Genomics. He was previously the executive director of life sciences and agriculture divisions of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.
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.