G. Tracy Mehan III has joined the U.S. Water Alliance as interim president.
“I am excited and grateful that Tracy Mehan has accepted the position of interim president for the U. S. Water Alliance,” said Dick Champion, Alliance board chairman. “Tracy’s appointment will position the Alliance to continue to flow forward in uniting people and policies for One Water Sustainability. He brings to the Alliance extraordinary knowledge, passion and systems thinking.”
Mehan replaces Ben Grumbles, who served as Alliance president from 2010 to 2015, when he accepted Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s designation as secretary of the environment. Mehan was recruited by the U.S. Water Alliance board of directors, on which he served since the genesis of the organization.
Prior to taking the interim presidency, Mehan crafted a career working in various roles to promote and enforce environmental sustainability and watershed protection and conservation. Mehan acted as principal with the Cadmus Group Inc., an environmental consulting firm, from 2004 to 2014. From 2001 to 2003 he served as assistant administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There he directed the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts programs, handling permitting, infrastructure finance, wetlands regulation, standards and watershed management. He developed new policies and guidance on watershed-based permitting and water quality trading.
Mehan has also served as director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and a member of Gov. John Engler’s cabinet from 1993 to 2001, and as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and member of the cabinet of Gov. John Ashcroft from 1989 to 1992. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University and its School of Law. He is a member of the Missouri Bar.
Source: U.S. Water Alliance