Monday, April 20, 2009

Diane E. Thompson Appointed EPA Chief of Staff

Diane Thompson has been appointed as EPA's new Chief of Staff. Ms. Thompson has worked for more than two decades at the highest levels of government and the non-profit world, building experience in law and policy, and advocating on a range of public health and environmental issues. She previously served at EPA as former Associate Administrator for Office of Intergovernmental and Relations (OCIR).

Recently, Ms. Thompson served as Vice President for Public Policy and Communications at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. From 2001-2004, she was an Environment Program officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ms. Thompson served eight years in the Clinton-Gore administration in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previously Ms. Thompson was Chief of Staff to Senator Barbara A. Mikulski; a partner in a public policy consulting firm; Counsel for the National Organization for Women and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; and an adjunct faculty member at Hastings College of the Law, University of California. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a law degree from George Washington University’s National Law Center. (EPA, Congressional Management Foundation)

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