On April 21, 2010, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Hedman as EPA Region 5's Regional Administrator. Dr. Hedman was selected by President Barack Obama to run the region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and 35 Tribal Nations. She most recently served as Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Environmental Counsel and Senior Assistant Attorney General. Dr. Hedman has experience with environmental protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon capture technology, and associated consumer issues. In her role as Regional Administrator, Dr. Hedman will be responsible for promoting state and local environmental protection efforts, as well as serving as a liaison to state and local government officials.
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