Michael Catania is the founder and President of Conservation Resources Inc. (CRI), a non-profit conservation finance intermediary organization which provides financial and technical assistance to the conservation community in New Jersey. He served as deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection under Governors Byrne and Kean from 1986-1990. He began his career with the non-partisan NJ Legislative Services Agency, where he drafted many of New Jersey’s landmark environmental laws, including the Pinelands Protection Act, several of the Green Acres Bond Acts, the Conservation and Historic Preservation Restriction Act, and the Spill Compensation and Control Act. Catania holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Rutgers University as well as a JD from Rutgers School of Law in Camden.
Interview on December 9, 2010 – Transcript available here (pdf)