EPA Region 4 Administrator
EPA Appoints Mary Walker As Region 4 Administrator
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Mary Walker of Georgia to become Regional Administrator for Region 4. Ms. Walker will oversee environmental protection efforts in eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as six federally-recognized tribes.
Ms. Walker has served at the Agency since 2016, most recently as the Acting Regional Administrator for Region 4. Prior to this position she served as the Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 4, where she provided leadership to the senior career staff. She also served as the Region 4 Water Protection Division Director from 2016 to 2018, where she implemented and oversaw federal water programs in the Southeast region.
"Mary’s wealth of experience and expertise serving in both state government and as a senior career official at EPA makes her exceptionally qualified to lead Region 4," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "Mary’s leadership and intimate knowledge of the region’s concerns will ensure that EPA continues to work closely with the states, tribes, and regulated community to improve lives and protect the environment."
As an Alabama native and University of Georgia graduate, Ms. Walker has dedicated her career to serving the Southeast region. She started her career working in the Georgia Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and has served in various roles in Georgia state government. In 2012, she joined the Georgia Environment Protection Division and was appointed Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer in 2013, where she helped oversee the 750 person environmental regulatory agency. She joined the EPA in 2016 as Water Protection Division Director.