Laurie A. Stevenson
was appointed as director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency by
Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019.
She most recently served as Deputy Director for Business Relations where
she served as a primary contact for regulated entities to help coordinate
permitting activities within the Agency, particularly for complex projects
requiring multiple permits. She also served as chief of Ohio EPA’s Division
of Environmental and Financial Assistance.
A public servant of 29 years, she previously served as the industrial
liaison in the Director’s Office and managed Ohio EPA’s Small Business
Assistance Office. She held previous positions in Ohio EPA’s Division of
Hazardous Waste Management, starting in the Southeast District Office as a
hazardous waste field inspector.
Laurie earned a B.S. in Environmental Health from Bowling Green State
University and an M.S. in Public Health from The Ohio State University.