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KC Bishop III PhD



Senior Consultant, U.S. State and Local Relations, Public and Government Affairs, Chevron Corporation

Dr. K. C. Bishop, III, is senior consultant, U.S. state and local relations, public and government affairs, for Chevron Corp., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. As a corporate advocate, he actively participates in policy debates on environmental issues and regularly testifies on legislation before the California Legislature and the Executive Branch. He has guided Chevron’s efforts on a variety of issues, e.g., California Clear Air Act, Global Climate Change and California Endangered Species Act.

Dr. Bishop first joined Chevron Research Company in 1974, after postdoctoral work at Stanford. His research projects were primarily in the area of catalysts and sulfur control. In 1981, he joined the environmental and health protection staff of Chevron Chemical Company. In this capacity, he organized Chevron’s program for hazardous waste site cleanup, instituted RCRA compliance requirements, and coordinated pesticide ground water issues. In 1985, he was elevated to policy coordinator, environmental and health issues in Chevron’s government affairs department.

Dr. Bishop is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for Advancement of Science, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Environmental Defense Fund, Cal Trout and Trout Unlimited. He serves on the boards of The California Wildlife Foundation, Solar Cookers International, The California Artificial Reef Enhancement Program and The Tahoe-Baikal Institute.

Dr. Bishop has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He enjoys travel and golf and is an avid backpacker and fly fisherman. His pursuit of travel has led him all around the U.S. and to many countries around the world. His wilderness backpacking and fly fishing trips to Alaska have become an annual tradition.

Dr. Bishop was born in January 1947. He and his wife Cynthia Cory reside in Sacramento, California.