Stephen Johnson on Principles & Values
Director of the E.P.A.
Other senior level positions held by Mr. Johnson at the EPA include: Director of OPP’s Field Operations Division, Deputy Director of OPP’s Hazard Evaluation Division and Executive Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Mr. Johnson also has represented the EPA in various national and international pesticide forums sponsored by the United Nations’ World Health Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He has held staff and management positions in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development and Office of Toxic Substances.
He has received numerous awards and commendations, capped in 2001 when Johnson received the Presidential Rank Award for distinguished executives for sustained extraordinary accomplishments. This is the highest award that can be given to a civilian federal employee. In 1997 he was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for meritorious executives for sustained accomplishments, which is the second highest federal employee award.
Johnson also received the EPA’s Excellence in Management Award, seven bronze medals, and the silver medal for superior service as well as the Vice President’s Hammer Award for streamlining the pesticide registration program.
Johnson was born on March 21, 1951 in Washington, DC. He received a B.A. in Biology from Taylor University in Indiana and an M.S. in Pathology from George Washington University, Washington, DC.
The typically combative leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee also set aside their differences to voice collective support of the nomination. Industry representatives were complimentary as well.
Johnson, who has held a number of leadership positions in EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, has spent much of his career implementing the nation’s pesticide and toxics laws. Not only is Johnson largely free of industry ties, he’s the first career employee and scientist ever to be nominated as EPA administrator.
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