William Kovacs | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

William Kovacs

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Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs

Bill Kovacs is the Senior Vice President for the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Since coming to the Chamber in March 1998, Bill has transformed a small division that concentrated on a handful of issues and committee meetings into one of the most significant in the organization. The Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division initiates and leads multidimensional, national issue campaigns on complex environmental rulemakings, comprehensive energy legislation, telecommunications reform, the systematic application of sound science and economics to the federal regulatory process, and the Chamber’s overall efforts to reform the nation’s regulatory structure.

Before joining the Chamber, Bill practiced law in Washington, D.C., he served as chairman of Virginia’s Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Board and as chief counsel for the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce. 

Bill is a frequent commentator on environmental, energy, and regulatory issues that impact the business community. Bill has a law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Scranton.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.


If you are a member of the accredited media and are interested in speaking to William Kovacs, please e-mail us at press@uschamber.com or call 1-888-249-NEWS.

Latest Content

Testimony to Senate HSGAC Subcommittee on Oversight of Permit Streamlining and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:30am
William Kovacs

Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

On: Hearing on "Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council"

To: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Date: September 7, 2017

RE: Testimony of William L. Kovacs, Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

A full copy of the testimony can be found HERE.

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