Thursday, February 19, 2009

EPA Senior Policy Appointments

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has announced that Robert Sussman and M. Allyn Brooks-LaSure will be part of her senior staff. Bob will serve as Senior Policy Counsel within the Immediate Office and Allyn as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Affairs.

Bob brings to EPA a wide and varied environmental background. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he was a member of the Center’s Energy Opportunity Team focusing on issues of climate change and energy policy. Prior to CAP, Bob was a partner at the law firms of Latham & Watkins, where he headed the firm’s environmental practice in the District of Columbia for 10 years, and Covington & Burling, where he worked with a wide range of companies and trade associations on all aspects of energy and environmental policy. During the Clinton Administration, Bob was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Deputy Administrator of EPA, where among other duties he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Regulatory Policy Officer of the Agency. Bob is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College and a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Allyn served as the spokesperson for, and senior staff member of, the Save Darfur Coalition, where he directed their media operations and outreach efforts. In addition, he served as the Press Secretary and Spokesperson for Senator Robert Menendez and as Spokesperson to then-Senator John Corzine. He also has extensive experience working as the Public Relations Account Manager for The Caraway Group, Inc. Allyn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. (Source: EPA Office of Public Liaison

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