OP welcomes Peggy Otum to the Board of Directors. Ms. Otum is the Co-chair of WilmerHale's Global Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Practice. She's a seasoned environmental lawyer who represents large corporations and universities on a host of environmental enforcement, environmental justice, crisis management, workplace safety, and other environmental issues. She has played key roles in two of the past decade's largest environmental cases. She has been consistently ranked as a leading environmental lawyer and was recently inducted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Environmental Lawyers, one of very few African American women so recognized.
She holds several board and advisory positions, including the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Environmental Law Institute, and the National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee.
As a member of the OP Board of Directors, Ms. Otum looks forward to engaging with her fellow board members, learning more about opera, and broadening her experience with performing arts.
Born in Montreal and raised in a Toronto suburb, she currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, two young daughters, and a rambunctious Portuguese Water Dog.