Tuesday, July 21, 2009

EPA's Jackson Announces Associate Administrators

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has announced three key appointments to the senior staff at EPA: Lisa Heinzerling, who has been named Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI); David McIntosh, who has been appointed as Associate Administrator for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR); and Seth Oster, who recently assumed the position of Associate Administrator for the Office of Public Affairs (OPA). All three appointments are effective immediately.

Ms. Heinzerling, right, has spent the past months as Administrator Jackson's chief advisor on climate issues, helping move EPA's efforts forward at a critical time. At OPEI, Ms. Heinzerling will also continue to play a role advising Administrator Jackson on climate matters.

Mr. McIntosh, left, has spent the past months working as a principal advisor to Administrator Jackson on legislative climate issues, and now assumes overall responsibility for government relations at the national, state and local levels. He has an extensive background on Capitol Hill and on environmental and energy issues generally.

Mr. Oster, right, brings to the EPA and the Office of Public Affairs broad experience from both inside and outside of government. In directing the work of OPA, he will play a vital role in leading EPA's efforts to reach out to new communities and constituencies, promoting environmental education initiatives and generating public support for EPA’s mission. (EPA)

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