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About the Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)

W. C. “Chad” McIntosh

William Charles “Chad” McIntosh was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 2019, as President Donald J. Trump’s Assistant Administrator for Tribal and International Affairs, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

He has 40 years of experience in environmental and public health protection, both as a regulator and as a regulated manufacturer.  

Chad comes to EPA from the Ford Motor Company, where he was responsible for environmental permitting, compliance, and environmental metrics at the company’s manufacturing facilities. Chad was a member of Ford’s global environmental leadership team, and led the compliance groups in the United States, Canada and Europe.  

Before joining Ford, Chad served as Natural Resources and Policy Advisor to Michigan Governor John Engler, who also appointed him to serve as Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  At the DEQ, Chad led comprehensive environmental and regulatory reform in Michigan, including codifying the environmental and natural resources statutes, and improving the state’s wastewater infrastructure.  Chad’s early career at DEQ included work in Air Quality, Hazardous Waste and Radioactive Waste Programs. 

Chad McIntosh is a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer and an Attorney. 

Chad is happily married with five children and four grandchildren and enjoys saltwater fishing and hunting.