Richard Negrin


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Richard Negrin is a Nominee for PA Secretary of Environmental Protection for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Prior that, he served as the Deputy Mayor of Administration & Coordination and Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia for 5 years. He was appointed to that post in June 2010, after having been appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in December 2009 to serve as Executive Director of the Board of Revision of Taxes for the City of Philadelphia to provide strong leadership to revitalize, restructure and reform the embattled agency.

He previously served as Vice-Chair of the independent Philadelphia Board of Ethics and as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of ARAMARK Corporation.

Prior to joining ARAMARK, Mr. Negrin was a litigator with the global law firm of Morgan Lewis, where he concentrated his practice in the representation of corporations in various facets of civil, administrative and criminal proceedings. Mr. Negrin also previously served as a prosecutor in the Major Trials Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of community based organizations including Congreso de Latinos Unidos, where he served as Chair of the Governance Committee. He is a former President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBA) and has served on the Board of the HBA’s Legal Education Fund. Mr. Negrin has also been active in the Hispanic National Bar Association.

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Negrin served as pro bono General Counsel to the national non-profit organization, Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which raises awareness and research funding to combat the disease. Mr. Negrin’s daughter Abigail was diagnosed with SMA in 2001 and passed away in 2006.

Mr. Negrin is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Wagner College, where he was a consensus football all-American and served as captain of the 1987 National Championship football team. After college, Mr. Negrin played briefly in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets.

He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Karen McRory-Negrin, Esq. and their four children.