EPA names regional administrator for Region 8 office in Denver

EPA Region 8 includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 tribal nations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting administrator Bob Perciasepe announced President Barack Obama's selection of Shaun McGrath as regional administrator for EPA's regional office in Denver.

EPA Region 8 includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 tribal nations.

"Shaun McGrath has a proven track record and broad experience leveraging environmental results in both the private and public sector," said Perciasepe. "His leadership, expertise, and his ability to understand the issues facing state and local governments will be valuable assets as we move forward with our partners in the Mountains and Plains states."

Shaun joins EPA from Wheelhouse Associates, where he co-led the policy, program and technology integration company's efforts to help governments advance clean energy and environmental goals. Prior to his current position, he served as the executive director of the American Solar Energy Society in Boulder.

EPA regional administrators are responsible for managing the agency's regional activities under the direction of the EPA administrator. They promote state and local environmental protection efforts and serve as a liaison to government officials. Shaun is expected to begin his role as regional administrator in May.

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