Kurt Thiede Appointed as U.S. EPA Region 5 Administrator

This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Kurt Thiede of Wisconsin to become Region 5 administrator, overseeing environmental protection efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Thiede will succeed Cathy Stepp, who is stepping down from her post in the Great Lakes region after several years of service to the agency. The OMA established a strong working relationship with Thiede during his time as chief of staff to Administrator Stepp. We’re looking forward to continuing that relationship as he begins his new role. 1/9/2019