Public Member Ed Lowry comes to the Appeals Board from a legal and executive career dedicated to protecting the public. He served as a Deputy Attorney General where he represented several state agencies in the clean up of polluted sites and the prosecution of toxic waste violators. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, emphasizing the safe and clean transfer of former military sites to the state and private parties, the responsible disposal of hazardous electronic waste, and clean school sites for our children. Lowry was the director of the Environmental Project of the California District Attorneys Association, where he supervised training and legislative advocacy in environmental and worker safety prosecutions, and where he created the ABA award-winning "Circuit Prosecutor Project" which brought expert prosecutorial resources to small counties in California. Ed also served as a part time hearing officer for the Department of Pesticide Regulation, and as staff counsel for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Ed is also a founder and corporate secretary for 13th Avenue Funding, a non-profit which seeks to create a non-debt alternative for low wealth students to finance their college education. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale University and a law degree from Stanford.