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Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for all facets of program sessions including securing the location, arranging for speakers, conducting the sessions, providing information on program sessions and speakers to the Membership and Communications Committees. The Committee assists the Public Service Committee with the Chapter's annual public service event and provides information on events to the Membership and Communications Committee. The Program Committee will develop the messaging around its events, including but not limited to, social media, invitations and announcements. 

Joy M. Ruff, AICP has over 23 years of experience in municipal planning and public involvement that spans public, private, and non-profit sectors. Throughout her career, she has specialized in local government outreach and has developed statewide education campaigns in partnership with municipal associations and state agencies. Ms. Ruff understands the complex political environment and regional differences that contribute to the character of the Commonwealth and is a subject matter expert in the areas of community development, local government, and energy. Her experience includes regulatory analysis, development of policy options, and facilitation of intergovernmental partnerships. 

Hannah L. Baldwin is an associate attorney in Babst Calland’s environmental practice group and is based out of its Pittsburgh office. At Babst, her practice spans a variety of environmental disciplines, including waste management, water and wastewater permitting, oil and gas related permitting and compliance work, and remediation projects at both state and federal levels. Hannah is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (’17), where she participated in the school’s environmental law clinic, and has a B.S. in environmental studies from SUNY Buffalo (’12). Hannah will be working closely with current committee chair Joy Ruff throughout the coming year to provide unique and engaging programming to SWEP members, keeping true our mission to provide opportunities to recognize and support women’s leadership and career development in the environmental field. Outside of work, Hannah is an avid commuter cyclist, often opting for her bike over the bus for the commute from her home in Bloomfield to the office downtown, and is an active member of BikePgh. She also serves as a pro bono volunteer as a part of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program, providing free legal assistance to artists and art-related organizations in Allegheny County.

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