About the Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)
Chad McIntosh is EPA's Assistant Administrator for Office of International and Tribal Affairs. His background as an engineer and attorney in global environmental compliance makes him particularly well-suited for this position. Prior to being nominated, he worked at Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as Manager of Global Environmental Policy, where he led efforts to improve environmental permitting, compliance, and environmental metrics at the company’s manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Before joining Ford, Chad served as natural resources and policy advisor to Michigan Governor John Engler, who later appointed him to serve as Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At the DEQ, he was responsible for environmental permitting and compliance activities. He also worked closely with state and tribal leaders on comprehensive environmental and regulatory reform in Michigan, including codifying the environmental and natural resources statutes, and improving the state’s wastewater infrastructure.