Birds Tell Us to Act on Climate
Pledge to stand with Audubon to call on elected officials to listen to science and work towards climate solutions.
The Honorable James C. Greenwood, of Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. Prior to BIO, Mr. Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Greenwood served six years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1981-86) and six years in the Pennsylvania Senate (1987-1992). Mr. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. He has been a birder since college and photographs birds in his free time. During his years of public service, he was the recipient of several environmental awards, including Conservationist of the Year from the Audubon Council of Pennsylvania, Conservation Legislator of the Year from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation and the National Audubon Society's Great Egret Award for the Protection of Birds and their Habitat. From 1977 until 1980, Mr. Greenwood worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Before that, he served as the Assistant Naturalist at the Silver Lake Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Greenwood is married with three children.