The Governing Board appointed Kurt Wiese as General Counsel in July 2008. Kurt has served in a variety of legal positions at the SCAQMD, starting as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Chief Prosecutor’s Office in 1989 and as District Counsel as of November 2004. Before joining the SCAQMD, Kurt worked in the Los Angeles office of the law firm of Pettit & Martin.
Kurt has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Tulane University and a law degree from the University of Arizona. He has served on the Environmental Law Committee of the Los Angeles Bar Association. He taught for a number of years as an adjunct professor at Western University College of Law and in the environmental compliance program at California State University Fullerton.
Kurt also enjoys spending his time away from the SCAQMD with his wife and two daughters.