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E-Enterprise for the Environment

Leadership of E-Enterprise for the Environment

E-Enterprise represents a major expansion of the range of topics around which EPA and its partners seek to collaborate and co-manage through joint governance. Joint governance provides a new, unique venue hosting a new level of collective conversation, negotiation and direction setting focused on strengthening a national enterprise of environmental protection. If the system is working, efforts in this venue will support transformative reforms, and over time these conversations and the projects they support will contribute to a culture change from business as usual to “business as unusual.”

Joint Governance and Management of E-Enterprise

E-Enterprise joint governance is led by the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC). The EELC is composed of ten EPA Senior Executives (i.e., Deputy Administrator, Assistant and Regional Administrators or their Deputies) and ten State Commissioners (or other high-level state officials) and ten tribal representatives. Currently tribes are in the process of choosing representatives to the EELC. The EELC sets strategic direction for E-Enterprise for the Environment. The Management Board (MB) reports to the EELC, overseeing project management and addressing issues as tasked by EELC. The Interoperability and Operations Team reports to MB and supports the design of all technical aspects of E-Enterprise.

The EELC responsibilities include:
  • setting strategic direction for E-Enterprise for the Environment
  • addressing policy issues impeding E-Enterprise project implementation,
  • ensuring inclusion of all relevant stakeholder perspectives, and
  • taking other actions as deemed necessary to achieve the vision of E-Enterprise 
E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC)
EPA State Regional Tribal Operation Councils
Henry Darwin, Chief of Operations, U.S. EPA, Co-Chair Becky Keogh, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Co-Chair Micco Emarthla,
Tribal Co-Chair,
Seneca-Cayuga Nation,
David Bloom, Acting CFO, OCFO John Linc Stine, Minnesota Brian Printup,
Tuscarora Nation,
David Hindin, OECA
(during transition)
Ben Grumbles, Maryland TBD
Betsy Shaw, DAA, OAR Andy Putnam, Colorado Jerry Cain, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,
Mike Shapiro, DAA, OW Victoria Phillips, Massachusetts Levi Brown, Leech Lake Reservation, Tribal Council, R5 RTOC
Nigel Simon, OLEM
(during transition)
Scott Thompson, Oklahoma Casey Thornbrugh, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, R1 RTOC
Louise Wise, DAA, OCSPP Bryan Shaw, Texas Alisha Bartling, Santee Sioux Nation,
Steve Fine, DAA, OEI Todd Parfitt, Wyoming Gerald Wagner, Blackfeet Tribe
Ed Chu, DRA, Region 7
(during transition)
Myra Reece, South Carolina Lisa Gover, Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians,
Deb Szaro, DRA, Region 1
(during transition)
Jim Macy, Nebraska Billy Maines, Curyung Tribal Council,

The Tribal Co-Chair and EELC members are selected through the Regional Tribal Operations Committees (RTOCs) or equivalents in each EPA region.

E-Enterprise Executive Committee
Name Title
Henry Darwin U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Becky Keogh Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Micco Emarthla Seneca-Cayuga Nation
Steven Fine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information
Ed Chu U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7
Andrew Battin U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Todd Parfitt Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Andrew Putnam Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Chris Simmers New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services