Seth Oster, Associate Administrator for the Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, will be departing EPA at the end of the year to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.
And Other Changes at the Agency
Jose Lozano, our Director of Operations, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Staff.
Steve Owens is leaving EPA on November 30.
Jim Jones, the current Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, will be designated to serve as our new Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and
Pollution Prevention. Jim will start in his role on December 1. Jim has been with EPA for over two decades and his experience includes serving four years as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for OCSPP and six months as acting Assistant Administrator for OCSPP.
Shalini Vajjhala, who has served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of International
and Tribal Affairs (OITA), will transition out of OITA and serve as Special Representative. She has been working exclusively on the US-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS), announced by President Obama in March 2011. (EPA)