Wednesday, May 13, 2009

President Obama Nominates Craig E. Hooks for EPA OARM

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Craig E. Hooks to the post of Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM). Craig Hooks has worked at EPA for 21 years. He has served in a wide variety of capacities, most recently as Acting Assistant Administrator for OARM.

Hooks is currently serving as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the OARM at EPA. OARM is responsible for governing the agency’s resources management including grants and contracts, human resources and facilities management. Other positions he has held at EPA include Director of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds within the Office of Water where he served as Chairman of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force Coordinating Committee and EPA representative on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, which is responsible for preservation and protection of coral reef ecosystems. Hooks has served as the Acting Principal Assistant Administrator in the Office of Environmental Information and the Director of the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office within the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance . Before joining EPA, Hooks worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a physical scientist. Hooks received a Masters degree in Oceanography from the Texas A&M University and a Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Florida.

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