Friday, November 06, 2009

Judith Enck Appointed EPA Region 2 Administrator

President Obama and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson have announced Judith Enck, left, to be the EPA Region 2 Administrator, which is headquartered in New York. Enck has nearly 30 years of experience in the environmental field. She most recently served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the administration of Governor David Paterson. In that capacity she was responsible for policies and operations of New York state’s environmental protection agencies including the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, Agriculture and Markets, Department of State and others.

Prior to that, she worked for eight years as a policy advisor to the Attorney General of New York and for five years as the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York. Before joining the Attorney General’s office, she was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group. She is a past president of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and former director of the Non-Profit Resource Center.

Judith was raised in the Catskill Mountains and received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany. She lives with her husband, Mark Dunlea, in Poestenkill, New York. Her son, Reed, resides in Queens.

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