August 21, 2017
By Jeff Helms
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 21 — Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell praised the appointment today of former Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Director Trey Glenn as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region administrator.
“Trey Glenn brings knowledge, experience and common-sense leadership to the EPA,” Parnell said. “He is committed to protecting the environment but understands the importance of working with stakeholders as partners in that mission, rather than as adversaries.”
As regional administrator, Glenn will lead environmental protection efforts across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Glenn was director of ADEM from 2005 to 2009, where he managed over 600 employees. He also served as division director of the Alabama Office of Water Resources from 2001 to 2005. Most recently, Glenn worked as an independent engineer consultant and business owner, focused on environmental issues.
“Trey Glenn will bring invaluable experience as regional administrator having spent over two decades working in the field of environmental and regulatory policy,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Mr. Glenn will help us carry out President Trump’s vision of creating a more streamlined and efficient EPA that focuses on the agency’s core mission, while also providing more regulatory certainty to our nation’s businesses.”