The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Edward H. Chu, formerly the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region (Region 10), has been appointed the new Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 7.
Chu earned a Bachelor of Arts at Michigan State University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. Before joining the EPA in 1995, he worked as an energy and environment consultant, resulting in nearly three decades of experience in the field when combined with his public service. At the EPA, his service in Region 10 encompassed four states and 271 federally recognized tribes. He also previously held a senior position in the Southeast Region (Region 4) — the EPA’s most populous region with eight states and six tribes — where he was the assistant regional administrator.
“Ed has a results-driven track record in environmental management,” Region 7 Administrator Mark Hague said. “He brings a diverse background to the Heartland, with leadership and expertise that will be valuable as we face great challenges and even greater opportunities.”
At Region 7, Chu’s work will encompass the EPA’s operations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and nine tribal nations.