(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he is nominating Anne M. Vogel to be the next director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OhioEPA). If confirmed by the Ohio Senate, Vogel will replace outgoing director Laurie A. Stevenson who announced her intent to retire at the end of the year.
“Anne Vogel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the helm of the Ohio EPA,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Because she worked with me as Policy Director, Anne knows my priorities and will provide leadership to this important agency charged with protecting Ohio’s air, land, and water.”
Serving as Policy Director for Governor DeWine during his first term, Vogel was charged with implementing the vision for the major initiatives of the DeWine-Husted Administration. Chief among them is the creation and launch of H2Ohio, the governor’s water quality initiative that brings together the Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Natural Resources to improve Ohio’s water quality through the creation of wetlands, the reduction in phosphorus runoff, and access to clean drinking water and quality sewer systems.
Vogel holds a law degree from Capital University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.