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Presidential Rank Awards

Environmental Protection Agency

Richard A. Wayland
AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: Meritorious Executive
Richard A. Wayland
Director, Air Quality Assessment Division, Office of Air and Radiation
Richard Wayland leads the nation’s technical air quality management programs. He designed and developed source monitoring methods for facility regulations related to air emissions and lead development of the only comprehensive national emissions inventory.

Distinguished Executive

  • Walter Mugdan
    Director, Emergency & Remedial Response Division, Region 2
    Walter Mugdan, Esq., has developed creative legal strategies and led successful Superfund program efforts, including promulgation of the first contaminant specific ocean disposal regulation.
  • Elizabeth Southerland
    Director, Office of Science & Technology, Office of Water
    Dr. Elizabeth Southerland is regarded for her leadership of national science policy issues and inclusive approach to collaboration with states, industry and public groups.

Meritorious Executive

  • Joel Scheraga
    Senior Advisor for Climate Adaption, Office of the Administrator
    Dr. Joel Scheraga, senior advisor for climate adaptation, achieved an unprecedented cultural shift in approach to climate change, transforming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s programs.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list and only includes winners agreeing to public recognition, as of December 15, 2015.

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