Donald Theiler (Emeritus)

Director, Waste Management (Retired)

Mr. Theiler has an extensive range of environmental planning and management experience.  Most recently he served as manager of the King County Wastewater Management Program which serves the Seattle Metropolitan Area.  In this position he was responsible for overall policy development and direction of the largest wastewater system in the Pacific Northwest.  Previous to this he served as director of the Air Management Program for the State of Wisconsin.  During this period he was instrumental in the development and passage of one of the Nation’s first Acid Rain control programs as well as precedent setting toxic and ozone reduction programs.  In addition he has had extensive international experience working on environmental protection programs for the World Bank in Eastern Europe.  He has worked on programs in Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and most recently in China.  He also served in Africa in the Peace Corps for four years.  He has also served as President of the State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) and was chairman of that group’s air toxic’s committee for ten years.  In addition to the Center for Clean Air Policy, he serves or has served on the boards of the following agencies; STAPPA, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Washington Foundation for Environmental Education.