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Dale Bryk

Director of State & Regional Policy at Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Program
Senior Fellow at Regional Plan Association
Principal at Union Street Strategies
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Dale Bryk is Director of State & Regional Policy at the Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Program, a Senior Fellow at the Regional Plan Association and Principal at Union Street Strategies.  She served as New York State’s Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment from 2019-2020.  As the Governor’s top energy and environment policy advisor, she oversaw New York’s nation-leading climate agenda and directed the agencies and authorities responsible for developing and implementing the state policies and initiatives needed to build a just and sustainable clean energy economy, including the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Prior to this role, Dale served in a variety of positions at the Natural Resources Defense Council, including Chief Planning Officer, Director of Programs, and Director of the Energy & Transportation Program. Throughout her 21 years at NRDC, she worked to develop and implement climate, energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation policies. From 2002 to 2010, she also taught the Environmental Law Clinic at Yale Law School. Before joining NRDC, she practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Dale holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University, a master's from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is based in New York City.