March 2015, Vol. 70, No. 3


U.S. Water Alliance Names Tracy Mehan Interim President

G. Tracy Mehan, III, has joined the U.S. Water Alliance as Interim President.

Dick Champion, Alliance Board Chairman, said of Mehan’s appointment, “I am excited and grateful that Tracy Mehan has accepted the position of Interim President for the U.S. Water Alliance. Tracy’s appointment will position the Alliance to continue to flow forward in uniting people and policies for One Water Sustainability. He brings to the Alliance extraordinary knowledge, passion and systems thinking.”

Mehan replaces Ben Grumbles, who served as Alliance President from 2010-2015, when he accepted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s designation as Secretary of the Environment. Mehan was recruited by the U.S. Water Alliance Board of Directors, on which he served since the genesis of the organization.

Prior to taking the position of Interim Presidency, Mehan has worked in various roles to promote and enforce environmental sustainability and watershed protection and conservation. He acted as principal with the Cadmus Group Inc., an environmental consulting firm, from 2004-2014. Prior to that, he served as assistant administrator for Water at the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2003. There he directed both the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts programs including permitting, infrastructure finance, wetlands regulation, standards and watershed management. He developed new policies and guidance on watershed-based permitting and water quality trading.

During his career, Mehan has also served as director of the Michigan Officer of the Great Lakes and as a member of Governor John Engler’s Cabinet (1993-2001); as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and member of the Cabinet of Governor John Ashcroft (1989-1992). He is a graduate of Saint Louis University and its School of Law. Mehan is a member of the Missouri Bar.

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