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U.S. SENATE CONFIRMS LINDA J. FISHER AS EPA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

Release Date: 05/25/2001
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2001

U.S. SENATE CONFIRMS LINDA J. FISHER AS EPA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

Tina Kreisher 202-564-6998



The U. S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Linda J. Fisher as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on May 24, 2001.
“The EPA mission of protecting human health and our environment is crucial and having Linda Fisher as my deputy will be vital in fulfilling that mission. The Agency will benefit greatly from having her expertise and experience in guiding us to accomplish our important work,” said EPA Administrator Christie Whitman.

Fisher will be the top managerial and policy assistant to Whitman. She has been extensively involved in environmental issues throughout her career, including a decade of experience at EPA, from 1983 to 1993. She held a number of high-level positions, including Chief of Staff, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Evaluation and Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

From 1995 to 2000, Fisher was Vice President and Corporate Officer at the Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Mo.

She also practiced law with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Latham and Watkins.

Fisher, 48, holds a law degree from Ohio State University, a M.B.A. degree from George Washington University and a B.A. degree from Miami University of Ohio.

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