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Environmental Resume Satveer Chaudhary

Satveer S. Chaudhary Park Place East, Suite 700 • 5775 Wayzata Boulevard • Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 [email protected] • 612.207.5745 • Recently Retired Minnesota Senator pursuing Government Relations Career as Federal Environmental Law and Policy Specialist SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Environmental Public Policy 14 years in the Minnesota legislature advancing public policy in environment, judiciary, agriculture and civil law

• Chair of Senate Environment Committee encompassing agricultural policy, environmental, air and water regulatory issues • 5 years on the State Legislative Energy Commission • Proficient in navigating state and federal government environmental regulatory landscapes • Directed and executed comprehensive political environmental strategies conforming with state and federal government guidelines • Oversaw establishment of Minnesota's first Non-ferrous Mining Regulations: including all mining permits in concert with multiple state and federal government agencies • Conceived of, authored, negotiated and enacted first pro-industry and pro-environmental changes to state's Wetland Protection Act since 1991: conforming to state and federal government environmental policy • Partnered with business, PACs, state and federal public policy stake holders and advocacy groups in the areas of environmental regulation, air, land, water, energy and agricultural policy Business Managed and advised outside counsel on areas of government environmental policy, civil law and public affairs • Broad understanding of emerging legislative and regulatory issues that impact global business • Experienced in strategic positioning for businesses in public policy debates • Recognized by agricultural and business groups for excellence while serving in the legislature • Twelve years as business owner with Chaudhary Law Office • Proficient in strategic planning, project management expertise • Internet savvy with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and all social media platforms • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including presentation, facilitation and listening skills with a demonstrated strength in leadership, coaching and mentoring Federal Government Inside government experience of Washington, DC Congressional politics as staff member for Senator Edward Kennedy • Directed, executed and hosted Congressional events for Asian-American Friendship Council in Washington, DC • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic federal environmental policy as it impacts business and state regulations with 12 years of personal legislative experience • Experienced in providing counsel and brokering deals with opposing groups within private industry, PACs, the public, and various state and federal agencies Bi-Partisan Leadership More than a decade of leading the development, execution and implementation of comprehensive strategies building effective relationships with government officials and staff • Adept at public speaking, resolving disputes, coalition building and environmental permitting issues in tandem with state and federal regulations • Have a broad established personal and professional network in state and federal government sectors • Twenty years of recognized leadership in dealings with state and federal government, non-government, PACs and special interest groups International Business Brokered trade relationships with India and other foreign countries as a member of governmental international trade missions, South American political leaders exchanges, the University of Minnesota Industrial Relations Advisory Council and Board Member, Minnesota World Trade Office Advisory Council • Published in the Journal of Global Trade • Traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa with a global political and cultural understanding of agricultural and environmental policy in these regions PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MINNESOTA STATE SENATE 2001-2011 STATE SENATOR Saint Paul, MN LEGISLATIVE-CITIZEN COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA RESOURCES 1996-2011 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER Saint Paul, MN CHAUDHARY LAW OFFICE, PLLC 2000-Present FOUNDER Minneapolis, MN LEGISLATIVE ENERGY COMMISSION 1996-2011 COMMISSIONER Saint Paul, MN MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1997-2001 STATE REPRESENTATIVE Saint Paul, MN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES OF SENATOR KENNEDY 1991 STAFF MEMBER Washington, DC EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL 1992-1995 JURIS DOCTORATE Minneapolis, MN SAINT OLAF COLLEGE 1987-1991 BACHELOR OF ARTS - POLITICAL SCIENCE Northfield, MN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OXFORD UNIVERSITY 1989-1990 MANCHESTER COLLEGE Oxford, England BRITISH AND US FOREIGN POLICY SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS • Member, Minnesota Bar Association • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association • Member National Asian Pacific American Bar Association • Board Member, Safari Club International (MN Chapter) • Minnesota License #299200 CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS/HONORS Legal Career Highlights • 2004 Alumni of the Year, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN • Law Clerk, The Honorable Judge John Stanoch, Fourth Judicial District, MN • Law clerk, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Minneapolis. MN • Governor's Certificate of Commendation-Legal Aid Society • Special Assistant, Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, Saint Paul, MN • Journal of Global Trade, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN Legislative Career Highlights • Chairman, Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee • Vice-Chairman, Senate Finance Committee • Escort to the State visit of the Dalai Lama • Delegate to the American Council of Young Political Leaders; Argentina and Uruguay • Member of Minnesota State Trade Mission to India • Brokered First Sister-State Business Relationship with India and Minnesota Personal and Business Highlights • Guest White House State Dinner, Prime Minister of India/ President Obama, Washington, DC 2009 • Established India Center, University of Minnesota 2007 • Owner and Producer Born to Be Wild Sportsman Channel cable television show 2006-2008 • Top 50 non-resident Indians in world, NRI World Magazine, 2002 • Member of the Oxford Union Debating Society, Oxford, England 1990 • Traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES More than twenty invited key-note academic public speaking events including: • 2008, U of M School of Globalization and Textile Manufacturing • 2007, Minnesota High Tech Association, Minnesota Trade Mission • 2004, Global Conference of Non-resident Indians, New Dehli • 2001, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Keynote speaker, South Asian Student Conference. "The Importance of Political Involvement." • 2001, Indian-American Center for Political Awareness, Washington D.C. Guest lecturer • 2001, UCLA School of Law. Keynote speaker, National Asian-Pacific American Conference • 2001, New York University. Guest lecturer • 1999, U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C. Guest speaker. • 1994, Journal of Global Trade. University of Minnesota Law School. "Rockefeller Amendment and International Property Rights." BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS • University of Minnesota Industrial Relations Advisory Council • Board Member, Minnesota World Trade Office Advisory Council • National Board Member, Alliance for Sustainability • Twin Cities International Citizen Award Committee • Member and Inductee Fridley Hall of Fame • Board Member, Safari Club International

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