Craig Kenworthy, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, leads a team of professionals working every day to protect the health of the 3.8 million people living in central Puget Sound. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Agency and for working with a broad range of external partners, including the 82 jurisdictions in our four counties.
Previously, Craig worked on conservation issues in the Greater Yellowstone region, working to protect an area encompassing parts of three states, 20 counties and two national parks. Before that, he dealt with growth and environmental issues in metropolitan Kansas City, chairing a county park district board; serving as a member of a planning and zoning board and; as chair of the Merriam, Kansas Chamber of Commerce. In his legal practice, he served as general counsel to a school district and a municipal government.
Craig earned his law degree with distinction from the University Of Nebraska and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
On a personal note, Craig grew up in a military family, which gave him a chance to live in all kinds of places before settling in the best place in the world, the state of Washington. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Karen Larsen, a social worker working with senior populations. As an avid long distance runner, he has run 14 marathons and counting.