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.