On Feb. 21, Governor Kasich appointed Craig W. Butler as director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Butler has served as interim director of the Agency since early January. He previously served as the Assistant Policy Director for Energy, Agriculture and the Environment in Governor Kasich's administration.

A public servant of more than 24 years, Butler previously served as chief of Ohio EPA's Central District Office and Southeast District Office. He is a board member of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Alliance for the Environment.

Butler graduated from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania with honors with a BA in Geography and Environmental Science. After receiving a scholarship from Ohio University, he also graduated from Ohio University with a Masters in Environmental Science.