Vice President and Counsel (Regulatory Affairs)
Charles Franklin is the Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), where he works with PCA Member Companies to develop and implement regulatory advocacy strategies involving federal environmental, mining, health and safety, and infrastructure regulation. Prior to joining PCA, Mr. Franklin spent fourteen years advising and representing companies, associations, and individuals on environmental regulation, litigation, transactions, and pro bono matters at a leading international law firm. Before that, Mr. Franklin served for thirteen years as a government regulator and manager at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), working on waste, chemical, and pesticide issues.
Mr. Franklin earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center (JD), and his Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs (MPP). He earned his Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Michigan. He is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Environment Energy and Resources and a frequent author and presenter on chemical, energy, manufacturing, and product regulatory issues. He is a former chair of the ABA SEER Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right to Know Committee and the Special Committee on Congressional Relations.