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EPA's Deputy Administrator

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew WheelerAndrew Wheeler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on April 12, 2018.

Mr. Wheeler has dedicated his career to advancing sound environmental policies. He was a Principal and the team leader of the energy and environment practice group at FaegreBD Consulting, as well as Counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels law firm where he practiced since 2009. He also served as the Co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Industry team across the entire firm.

Prior to his work with the firm, Mr. Wheeler served as the Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel, as well as the Minority Staff Director, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for six years. Before his time at the full Senate EPW Committee, Mr. Wheeler served in a similar capacity for six years for the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety. He started his career at the Environmental Protection Agency as a Special Assistant in the Pollution Prevention and Toxics office, where he received three bronze medals.

Mr. Wheeler is the past Chairman of the National Energy Resource Organization (NERO), the past President of the Washington Coal Club, and a Stennis Fellow. Mr. Wheeler is also an Eagle Scout.

Mr. Wheeler was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He completed his law degree at Washington University in St. Louis, his MBA at George Mason University, and his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University in English and Biology.