Joe Furia
Policy Director and General Counsel

Joe brings nearly two decades of law, policy, and business experience to The Freshwater Trust. Prior to his current role, Joe worked as an attorney at the Portland, Oregon office of K&L Gates LLP, where he practiced in the areas of environmental, land and natural resources, energy regulation, corporate transactions, commercial litigation and real estate. Previously, he was the business development manager for an alternative energy company where he co-managed a federal affairs program that secured federal funding for the company’s hybrid vehicle program, and solicited investments from accredited investors, qualified institutional investors and strategic partners. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale and a Juris Doctor and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. As Policy Director and General Counsel, Joe is responsible for managing the policy and legal affairs of the organization. Outside the office, he can be found fishing, hunting and foraging with his wife, Katie, and his bird dog.

Home River: Sauk River, Washington

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