Gregory Kelder

Secretary, Global Water Alliance

Mr. Kelder is currently a Division Senior Vice President in the Environmental Division of Great American Insurance Group. He has 31 years of experience with complex environmental, asbestos, toxic tort and insurance coverage matters throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has developed particular acumen in business matters related to emerging environmental risks, as well as broader environmental and insurance challenges related to environmental pollution, climate change issues, regulation, enforcement and water policy. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Greg was an associate in the Philadelphia office of Schwarz Campbell & Detweiler. He also served as Chief Clerk for the Honorable Samuel M Lehrer in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He started his environmental career working at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Legal Affairs office. Greg received his law degree from Rutgers Law School. In 2010, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy. While at Penn, he was presented the Dean’s Scholar Award, the Institute for Environmental Studies Award for Excellence and was chosen as a Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (“IGEL”) participant for an Antarctica Leadership Venture. Greg serves on the Board for the Global Water Alliance and is a member of the Environmental Claims Journal Editorial Advisory Board, the Environmental Inn of Court, the PA Environmental Council, and the PA Bar Association. Greg is also President of the Board for the Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association. He.  As a recognized leader on environmental and insurance issues, Mr. Kelder has been requested to serve as a speaker for corporations, universities and conferences.