DEQ Appoints Interim Executive Director

Ponca City Now - September 23, 2013 6:32 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Environmental Quality Board has appointed Jimmy Givens as the interim executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

Givens has served as deputy executive director of the agency since 2009. Prior to that job, Givens was the agency’s general counsel for more than ten years.

His appointment as interim executive director comes after executive director Steve Thompson announced his retirement effective Oct. 1. Thompson has been the agency’s executive director since 2002.

The Environmental Quality Board says it will spend the next few months selecting a permanent executive director.

Givens has been an attorney and administrator with the Department of Environmental Quality and its predecessor, the environmental branch of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, since 1985.

 

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