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Fisher, Linda J.

BIOGRAPHY

Linda J. Fisher
Deputy Administrator
Environmental Protection Agency

Linda J. Fisher, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has spent more than 17 years in government service and in the private sector devoting herself to environmental issues and improving the protection of public health in America. During the decade she has been involved directly with EPA, she has held more high-ranking positions than any other person in the Agency’s history. Those positions include serving as the Assistant Administrator for the Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances program, as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Policy and Planning, and as the Chief of Staff to EPA Administrator Lee M. Thomas.

During her tenure at EPA, she has been responsible, among many projects, for working with Congress to ensure the continuation of a reformed and improved Superfund program for cleaning up toxic wastes and strengthening our nation’s food safety laws. She also played an instrumental role in developing the Agency’s first reports on climate change.

In addition to her EPA experience Ms. Fisher worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the private sector she served as an environmental attorney for the law firm of Latham & Watkins and was a Vice President of Monsanto for government and public affairs.

Ms. Fisher is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio; her Masters degree in Business from George Washington University; and her law degree from Ohio State University.


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