Meet my friend, Gina McCarthy

You’ve probably heard by now, but I wanted to again congratulate my friend and new boss Gina McCarthy on her confirmation as EPA Administrator. Gina is passionate about the EPA, about our staff, and of course about protecting the health of American families and the environment. Please take a minute to watch this video about EPA’s new administrator, Gina McCarthy:

“I think it’s a culmination of a career of 35 years where I felt that public service was the most honorable profession there is. I’m a child of the ‘60s, I had to give back to this world – and I cannot think of a more special place to be than as the head of EPA. It is the one agency that stands between environmental hazards and public health hazards and protects the American public each and every day.” – Gina McCarthy

Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as the U.S. EPA’s Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe continues a career spanning nearly four decades as one of the nation’s leading environmental and public policy figures. An expert on environmental stewardship, advocacy, public policy, and national resource and organizational management, Perciasepe is widely respected within both the environmental and U.S. business communities. Perciasepe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a master’s degree in planning and public administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.