About EPA

Nicholas DiPasquale, Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Nicholas DiPasquale is the Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office, a unique regional partnership program which has coordinated the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed since 1983. EPA, as the lead federal agency, coordinates activities and implements strategies for meeting the restoration goals of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which covers 64,000 square miles across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

Nick has nearly 30 years of public policy and environmental management experience in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as Deputy Secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Director of the Environmental Management Center for the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Most recently, he served as a senior consultant on environmental and ecological restoration issues with Duffield Associates, an environmental engineering consulting firm located in Wilmington, Delaware. Nick also served as a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine technician on the USS Stonewall Jackson during the early 1970s. 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 lives in Annapolis, Maryland.