Company: International Development Counsel, LLC
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Jack J. Schramm, JD, Attorney at International Development Counsel, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Environmental Law.
Mr. Schramm has been managing director of his firm since 2001, and is the author of “Passionate Purpose: A Global Governance Journey,” his memoir life spanning 50 years of public service at state, federal, and international levels. The book also documents his military service as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, and a subsequent three thousand-mile motorcycle adventure across the Middle East. Over both trials and triumphs, Mr. Schramm has emerged as a successful attorney who recently received a 2017 Distinguished Law Graduate Award from the Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award who appeared in the 32nd edition of Who’s Who in the East.
Born in St. Louis in 1932, Mr. Schramm attended Colgate University to earn a BA, cum laude, in political science before entering the military. In school, he saw the world as a place where all people were related and duty-bound to help one another. Back in the U.S., he earned a JD from Washington University, first entering public service with the judiciary committee of the Missouri House of Representatives. Mr. Schramm served in numerous roles, and was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Missouri in 1972. He later joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a regional administrator, and from 1989 to 2001 he was head of the institutional strengthening practice at PA Government Services Inc., PA Knowledge Limited.
Mr. Schramm is most proud of getting a national program approved in Pennsylvania with bipartisan cooperation with a Republican governor. They were moving against opposition from a legislature that struck it out of budget. Mr. Schramm approached the Republican Party for assistance after the initial vote, risking ire from his own party, and ultimately received an invitation to a presidential appointment for his efforts. In addition to his memoir, Mr. Schramm is a prolific author on environmental law, and was honored in 1972 with a Legislative Award from the St. Louis Coalition for the Environment. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Environmental Law Institute, and a charter member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service.
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