As SBN’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, Saleem leads SBN’s policy and advocacy functions, including advancing the SBN Good Economy Challenge by engaging members in the campaign, mobilizing and building support amongst SBN’s organizational allies, and working with policy-makers to implement our recommended policies. Saleem is also working to keep SBN engaged in other policy discussions pertinent to building a sustainable economy in the region.
Saleem brings significant experience in government relations and public policy and most recently worked as Director of Strategy and Policy for the Clean Air Council (CAC). In this position, Saleem worked to increase CAC’s influence on policy, and was instrumental in establishing the organization’s environmental justice program, aimed at reducing disproportionate exposure to environmental health risk in low-income and communities of color. Saleem holds a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from Penn State University.