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Paul Gallay is president of Riverkeeper, an environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River.

Gallay worked as a lawyer in private practice until 1987, when he went to work for the New York State attorney general. In 1990, he began a 10-year stint at New York's Department of Environmental Conservation.

Gallay subsequently spent a decade in the land conservation movement before becoming Riverkeeper's president in 2010. He has held a number of teaching positions, including his current appointment with The Beacon Institute/Clarkson University.

Last Updated: August 14, 2017