FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced the appointment of Business Council of Alabama member and former Alabama environmental agency director Trey Glenn as EPA Region 4 administrator.
Glenn, an environmental engineer with 22 years of environmental and regulatory experience, will lead federal environmental protection efforts in eight Southern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
“Trey’s experience as director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, at the Alabama Office of Water Resources, and his engineering and management work as a business owner in the private sector gives him valuable knowledge that will serve both citizens, businesses, and the environment,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said. “As a valuable member of the BCA advocacy team, Trey provided important leadership and advice in environmental matters for Alabama’s business community.
“EPA Administrator Pruitt is to be commended for his selection of Trey as Region 4 administrator,” Canary said.
“Trey Glenn will bring invaluable experience as regional administrator having spent over two decades working in the field of environmental and regulatory policy,” Pruitt said. “Mr. Glenn will help us carry out President Trump’s vision of creating a more streamlined and efficient EPA that focuses on the Agency’s core mission, while also providing more regulatory certainty to our nation’s businesses.”
Glenn was director of ADEM from 2005-09 where he managed over 600 ADEM employees tasked with ensuring a safe, healthy, and productive environment to all Alabama residents. Glenn also was as division director for the Alabama Office of Water Resources from 2001-05 where he was responsible for leading day-to-day operations on coordinating and managing Alabama’s water resources, the EPA said. Most recently he was an independent engineering consultant and business owner.
Governor Kay Ivey said Alabama should be proud to have a person of Trey Glenn’s caliber leading such an important organization.
“His experience as director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management places him in a unique position to be prepared to work with these southern states,” Governor Ivey said. “We are also especially glad to know someone with in-depth knowledge of Alabama will be overseeing our region.”
“As an accomplished environmental engineer from Alabama, Trey Glenn is well-prepared for this new role and challenge as the EPA Region 4 administrator,” U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, said. “Having served as the director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, he understands the value and importance of state authority and control.”
Glenn is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in civil engineering and earned an MBA degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Alabama’s foremost voice for business, the BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
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