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January/February 2023

People on the Move

James R Arnold


  • Discusses the promotions and job changes of SEER leaders and members.
  • Shares the accomplishments of SEER leaders and members.
People on the Move
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Pamela E. Barker has been named to Missouri Lawyers Media's POWER List in Environmental and Energy Law for 2022. The POWER List is a regular feature reviewing the most powerful attorneys in environmental and energy law. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, and with regulatory compliance. Barker is co-chair of the Environmental, Chemical & Toxic Tort Department of Lewis Rice LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. Active for many years in the Section, she is a former chair of the Section, and currently serves as a SEER Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates

Shannon S. Broome was named in September as one of 2022’s Top 100 Lawyers in California by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal newspaper and in March as one of 2022’s Top 100 Women Lawyers by these same publication. In October, the San Francisco Business Times named her to its list of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. Broome is the managing partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth in San Francisco, where she leads the firm’s California environmental practice, and co-leads the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance practice. Broome has nearly 30 years of experience challenging and defending Environmental Protection Agency and California regulations, defending enforcement actions before federal, state, and appellate courts and agencies, and obtaining complex permits from federal and state agencies. Broome is active in the Section, recently serving on Council, and is co-chair of the Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee; a vice chair of the Special Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; and a mentor for the Leadership Development Program.

Tanya C. Nesbitt recently joined Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices. She counsels and represents clients in complex environmental and natural resources regulatory issues and litigation. With over a decade of civil and administrative litigation experience, Nesbitt has taken on and achieved successful results in a wide range of complex disputes under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and their state analogues. Before entering private practice, she served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, including representation of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in the Greater Sage-Grouse litigation. She co-chairs the Section’s Public Land and Resources Committee.

Margaret Peloso has been appointed senior vice president, Chubb Group, and global climate officer and executive director of the Chubb Charitable Foundation. Peloso was the lead sustainability partner at Vinson & Elkins, and led the firm’s sustainability practice to integrate sustainability with environmental, social, and governance (ESG). At Chubb, Peloso is the company’s global climate officer, responsible for climate-related strategies for implementing ESG factors, such as how underwriting policies can advance climate change mitigation and adaptation, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As executive director of the Chubb Charitable Foundation, she will expand the foundation’s reach and fulfill its mission to support clearly defined projects that solve problems with measurable and sustainable results focused on the areas of education, poverty and health, and the environment. Peloso is chairing the Section’s Environmental Summit of the Americas March 1–2, 2023 in New York City. 

Sheronda Rose has joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as a litigation staff attorney in its headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. Her work at CBF includes developing administrative and judicial cases and appeals related to discharge permits, environmental justice, and land use. Previously, Rose was an associate attorney at a litigation firm in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2020 with a concentration in environmental law. Her previous experience also includes legal and legislative work in Maryland local government and conservation and policy work at the Department of Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rose currently serves as a mentor in the Section’s Leadership Development Program and is a membership vice chair for the Section’s Water Resources Committee.