Leonard E. Robinson is the proud father of three children and one grandchild. He is driven by a deep relationship with God; love for humanity and a passion for the environment. He has a successful track record in both the private and public sector with over thirty-nine (39) years of experience in environmental management. He is a much sought-after speaker; consultant; strategist; and lecturer specializing in helping his audience and clients in realizing the opportunities of a Green Economy.
In 2011, Mr. Robinson completed a term as Acting Director for the Cal/EPA–Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) under Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also served as the Federal Liaison for DTSC. Robinson was originally appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2004 as Chief Deputy Director of DTSC. As the head of a 1000+ person department with an annual operating budget of $200 million, Mr. Robinson was the one of the highest ranking African American in the Executive Branch of California state government. Previously, he served former Governors Pete Wilson and Gray Davis on the Colorado River Board of California. During his political career, Robinson has served four California Governors.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Robinson was the Environmental/Safety Manager at TAMCO Steel. Located in Rancho Cucamonga with 350 employees, it is California’s only steel mill. His responsibilities included compliance with federal; state and local regulations regarding worker safety and protection of the environment. While at TAMCO Steel, Mr. Robinson started a program that recycled used oil filters into steel reinforcing bar (rebar) for use in the construction industry. Another recycling program started by him was named “Project Isaiah”, a program where confiscated firearms delivered by southern California law enforcement agencies were melted and also recycled into rebar. An informal poll showed that he had the toughest environmental job in California.
Mr. Robinson has hosted a variety of radio shows: “Going Green With EnviroBro” on Sacramento radio station KDEE 97.5FM; a daily radio show called Todays Talk – Green & Sexy on 1MusicNetwork in Sacramento; a weekly broadcast called EnviroMinutes on Sirius XM Radio; and appears monthly on The Career Engineer Radio Show in Newport News VA. He is known as EnviroBro, “the hardest workin’ man in the environment”. His shows are the only “green” radio show on urban radio stations in the nation. He is dedicated to providing his listeners with the opportunities and challenges of the “green economy” that will affect them; their families and their bottom-line. His shows are heard in 20 different countries. Previously he was the host of the “Leonard Robinson Radio Show” which broadcasted on radio station KTIE 590am.
Mr. Robinson has served as: the President of Keep California Beautiful (KCB); a Vice-Chair of Communities Health Charities of California (CHCC); Chair of the California Black Chamber of Commerce Energy & Environmental Committee; a board member of Green Technology and Employment (GreenTech); an advisor on the Sacramento State University Leadership for the Government Executive Continuing Education Program; an advisor on the Advanced Technology Energy & Environmental Center (ATEEC) and chair of the Environment Committee for the Steel Manufacturers Association. Mr. Robinson has keynoted and spoken at venues including the: Green Technology Summit; Empowerment Congress Summit; Green Festivals; U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Conference; Statewide Environmental Summit; California Waste Association (CWA); Air & Waste Management Association; California Certified Unified Program Agencies (Cal-CUPA); Law Seminars International; VerdeXchange; American Association of Blacks in Energy; Environmental Industry Summit; Product Stewardship Council; Institute of Scrap Metal Recycling Industries Conference; National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshop; Sustainable Brands Conference; Green Festivals; Ron Brown Business Summit; and West Coast Green Conference.
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