Friday, January 21, 2011

Staff Changes at the U.S. EPA

Pete Silva will leave the EPA on February 12 and plans to return to his home and family in California. During his tenure, Pete has led a wide range of important actions to help protect the water we drink and safeguard the health of millions of Americans. Upon Pete’s departure, Nancy Stoner, deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Water will serve as acting assistant administrator.

Bicky Corman
Bicky Corman has been appointed as the deputy associate administrator for the Office of Policy. Bicky has handled environmental and policy issues at the local and federal levels and previously served at the EPA, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate and the District of Columbia Department of the Environment. Bicky I. Corman joins our Agency from the District of Columbia’s Department of the Environment, where she served as the General Counsel. Prior to working for the City, Bicky was a trial attorney for the Environment & Natural Resources Division/Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, and earlier, staffed Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Hazardous Waste Subcommittee. Bicky began her career at EPA as the Assistant Regional Counsel for Region 2 and as a staff attorney for the Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance. Bicky graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and completed her undergraduate education at the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Joel Beauvais will join the EPA as senior advisor in the Office of General Counsel. Most recently, Joel served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. He has a strong background in environmental law and research and has worked in private practice, the public sector and nonprofit organizations. Joel C. Beauvais joins our Agency after serving as the lead advisor for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and the Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming. Prior to working for the House of Representatives, Joel was an associate at Latham and Watkins where he advised leading industry clients on Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental law issues. Early in his career Joel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor. He also did a post-graduate fellowship at the New York University School of Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law. Joel graduated summa cum laude from the NYU School of Law and magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in Political Science.

Michael Goo has been appointed as associate administrator for the EPA's Office of Policy. Michael starts on January 31 and has extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was with the House of Representatives, where he served as staff director and chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. During his tenure he played a key role in drafting and negotiating the Waxman-Markey clean energy legislation passed by the House. Before serving on the House Select Committee, Michael was the climate legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and worked with the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During the Clinton Administration, Michael was appointed special assistant to the general counsel here at the EPA and transitioned to a career position in the Office of the General Counsel's Air and Radiation Law Office.  Michael graduated from Washington University School of Law and earned cum laude honors during his undergraduate studies at Vassar College. (EPA)

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