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Reggie Cheatham

Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), EPA

Current Responsibilities

I serve as Director of the Office of Emergency Response at EPA. My office is the national program manager for EPA's response operations located across EPA's 10 Regional Offices. We assure that EPA is prepared for environmental emergencies, and lead EPA in responding to major events. We also run EPA's Emergency Operations Center and lead EPA's efforts in coordinating with FEMA and other agencies across the entire federal government.

Areas of Expertise

  • Superfund and Brownfields
  • Compliance
  • Remediation
  • Sustainable materials management

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, George Washington University
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, George Washington University


To meet Reggie Cheatham, please send an email with the subject line "ECN" to John Reeder ( and Candra Reeves (