Nick DiPasquale served as director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) from 2011 to 2017. The program coordinates and provides administrative, technical, management and financial support for the overall Bay watershed restoration effort. It oversees the implementation of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and ensures the six states and the District of Columbia meet their pollution load reduction targets. Nick has over 35 years of public policy and environmental management experience in both the public and private sectors.
Nick previously served as deputy secretary for Air, Waste & Radiation Protection in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Director of the Environmental Management Center for the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; and Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. He worked for six years in the private sector as a senior consultant on environmental and ecological restoration issues with an environmental engineering consulting firm in Delaware. He served as the Director of Waste Management and Water Pollution Control Programs for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and as a Research Analyst with the Missouri House of Representatives.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York, and a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Policy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nick retired at the end of 2017. He lives in Chestertown, Maryland, with his wife Becky and their two dogs.