EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp has announced that her last day at the EPA will be Friday January 17th. She was named to the position in December of 2018, after leading Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources from 2001-2017. She plans to return to Missouri to be closer to family.
"I have been presented with a professional opportunity that will get me back to Missouri so I can once again be home with my husband and son. While I love my position here in Region 5, I'm looking forward to a more stable and predictable work schedule that isn't 9 hours from my family!" -Cathy Stepp
She will be succeeded by Kurt Thiede who served as Cathy's chief of staff during her time as the regional administrator.