- M.A. Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
B.S. Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
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- Mr. Reeder is an Executive in Residence with AU's School of Public Affairs and Center for Environmental Policy. Prior to joining AU, he served over 30 years at the US Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff. Previously, Mr. Reeder held several positions throughout EPA, including special assistant in EPA's Office of Water, director of EPA's environmental cleanups at federal Superfund sites, and director of EPA's Office of Congressional Affairs. He served on assignment to the US Senate during consideration of agricultural and environmental legislative reforms, and was awarded the EPA Administrator's Gold Medal for his work on reforming the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. He was a member of the federal career Senior Executive Service for 17 years. Prior to government service, Mr. Reeder served oversees on active duty in the US Army, and was awarded the Army's Commendation Medal for "exceptionally meritorious service" upon completion of his tour. Mr. Reeder is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics, and an MA degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.