Person

Rob Sisson

Born:

November 12, 1959 (Age 59)

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Environmental nonprofit executive

Rob Sisson is the President of the Michigan-based environmentalist nonprofit ConservAmerica (formerly known as Republicans for Environmental Protection).

In August 2019, Sisson was appointed by President Donald Trump to the International Joint Commission, an American-Canadian bi-national organization that manages border waterways. [1] His appointment succeeded US Commissioner Dereth Glance, an appointee of former President Barack Obama. [2]

Career

Rob Sisson was described by WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, as someone “active in the Republican Party.” [3] He served two terms as mayor of the city of Sturgis, Michigan, and ran unsuccessfully in the 58th District of the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. [4]

He also served on the Sturgis City Commission from 2003 to 2016 and held ranking positions in the Sturgis and St. Joseph County Economic Development Corporations. [5]

He was President of ConservAmerica from 2006 until April 2019, when he stepped down to assume his federal appointment to the International Joint Commission. [6] He had previously been appointed by former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) to the state’s Environmental Justice Working Group in 2017. [7]

Prior to his political and environmentalist career, Sisson was a small business banker.

Political Statements

In interviews, Rob Sisson has expressed a desire for the Republican Party to propose solutions to man-made climate change. Some of the policies that he has publicly supported are carbon taxes, “cap-and-trade” emissions trading, increased federal regulation, and a national energy plan to decrease private regulatory uncertainty. [8]

Personal Life

Rob Sisson is married to his wife, Theresa. They have two children: Nathaniel and Benjamin. [9]

Sisson is a practicing Catholic. [10]

References

  1. Wilson, Gary. “Michigan Conservation Exec Named to U.S. and Canadian Water Panel.” WVIK, August 31, 2018. https://www.wvik.org/post/michigan-conservation-exec-named-us-and-canadian-water-panel. ^
  2. “Robert Sisson – US Commissioner.” International Joint Commission. Accessed October 3, 2019. https://www.ijc.org/en/who/people/commissioners/robert-sisson. ^
  3. Wilson, Gary. “Michigan Conservation Exec Named to U.S. and Canadian Water Panel.” WVIK, August 31, 2018. https://www.wvik.org/post/michigan-conservation-exec-named-us-and-canadian-water-panel. ^
  4. “Four Look toward 59th District Seat.” Leader Publications, July 31, 2008. https://m.leaderpub.com/2008/07/31/four-look-toward-59th-district-seat/. ^
  5. “Rob Sisson’s Biography .” Vote Smart. Accessed October 2, 2019. https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/105537/rob-sisson#.XZTy7kZKjD4. ^
  6. “Robert Sisson – US Commissioner.” International Joint Commission. Accessed October 3, 2019. https://www.ijc.org/en/who/people/commissioners/robert-sisson. ^
  7. “Robert Sisson – US Commissioner.” International Joint Commission. Accessed October 3, 2019. https://www.ijc.org/en/who/people/commissioners/robert-sisson. ^
  8. Craig, John. “FPR Interviews – Rob Sisson.” Fordham Political Review, November 9, 2015. http://fordhampoliticalreview.org/fpr-interviews-rob-sisson/. ; Connolly, Marshall. “Exclusive Interview – Global Warming Is a Conservative Issue – Green – News.” Catholic Online. Catholic Online, March 25, 2013. https://www.catholic.org/news/green/story.php?id=50264. ; http://ideas.time.com/2012/01/20/lets-put-conservation-back-into-conservative/ ^
  9. “Rob Sisson’s Biography .” Vote Smart. Accessed October 2, 2019. https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/105537/rob-sisson#.XZTy7kZKjD4. ^
  10. Connolly, Marshall. “Exclusive Interview – Global Warming Is a Conservative Issue – Green – News.” Catholic Online. Catholic Online, March 25, 2013. https://www.catholic.org/news/green/story.php?id=50264. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. ConservAmerica (Non-profit)
    Officer/Board Member
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