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Douglas (Doug) Blazey

Our District 7450 District Governor for 2014-15

   Douglas R. Blazey joined the Rotary Club of Wayne in 1998. He became Secretary and served as President during Rotary years 2002/2003 and more recently in 2012/2013. Doug has continuously served on the Wayne Board of Directors. Doug completed Rotary Leadership Institute training through the graduate level and is a member of the Rotary Leadership Institute faculty.

    Governor Doug led the Group Study Exchange Team to Queensland, Australia in 2004, served on the District’s Group Study Exchange Committee, and became the District International Service Committee Chair. Doug mentored an Ambassadorial Scholar—a role he enjoyed very much, actively supports RYLA, and for many years interviewed candidates at Radnor High School for the annual Wayne Rotary scholarship.

     Doug also serves our District 7450 Gundaker Rotary Foundation: he was the Annual Giving Chair for 2011/2012, on the District Board of Directors during 2011, and is on the District By-Laws Committee.

    Doug Blazey is an attorney by profession, specializing throughout his career in environmental law. A graduate of Yale Law School, Doug served in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources from 1970, which he helped to establish, and was Chief Counsel there for a number of years. In 1984, Doug became Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in New York City as one of ten Regional Counsels in the US. Serving under both political administrations, Doug was recruited to private practice in 1995 with Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, P.C. headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Doug is a frequent lecturer to attorneys through Continuing Legal Education.

     Before entering the practice of law, Doug taught disadvantaged youth at Trenton High School. His commitment to teaching our youth continued, as he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School and is an Adjunct Professor on the Temple’s Fox School of Business Law faculty.

    Doug and his wife Julianna are members of the Rotary Club of Wayne. Their daughter Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and is working as a financial investment analyst with JP Morgan in New York City. Their son Christopher, who also graduated from Radnor High School, is an Eagle Scout and an AP Scholar, and attends the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Christopher carried the Wayne banner in the Independence Day Parade with Rotarians in Philadelphia and participates in many Rotary activities.

    Doug Blazey, his wife Julianna, and their children Elizabeth and Christopher are all Paul Harris Fellows.