According to a December 19, 2017 press release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the appointment of Cathy Stepp to become regional administrator for Region 5, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
“Cathy Stepp currently serves as a principal deputy regional administrator for Region 7 and will return to the Midwest region where she previously served as the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 2011 to 2017. While serving as a state cabinet secretary, Cathy lead the third largest agency in the state with about 4,000 employees and was responsible for state enforcement and protection of: wildlife, fisheries, state parks, trails, forests, and environmental permitting,” per the release.
Also according to the release, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler said: “I am very pleased that Cathy Stepp will be the USEPA region 5 administrator. She is a strong leader with proven state experience. She knows how to get things done and I look forward to working closely with her.” 1/4/2018