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Vicki Simons

Senior Advisor to Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, EPA

Former Responsibilities

I served as a White House Fellow within the White House Leadership Development Program from October, 2016 through September 2017; developed policy and guidance on improvements to federal customer service at citizen-facing agencies; also served as the Executive Director of the Core Federal Services Council, a corps of 30 agencies whose programs directly serve the American public (e.g., Internal Revenue Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Veterans Administration, Passport Services)

Current Responsibilities

I provide advice and guidance to OW senior management on civil rights (equal employment opportunity, affirmative employment), diversity, and inclusion. I work on an agency workgroup to identify efficiencies in EPA's regional and field offices.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil rights
  • Diversity Inclusion
  • Environmental Justice
  • Employee Development
  • Communication/Outreach
  • Organizational Development
  • Team-building
  • Innovative Problem-Solving

Academic Background

  • B.A. degree in Communications from Howard University
  • J.D. degree from University of Maryland School of Law


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