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Ron Curry, Administrator for EPA's South Central Region (Region 6)
EPA has appointed Ron Curry as Region 6 Regional Administrator. Ron has more than 36 years of management experience in local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector.
Most recently, Ron worked with the University of New Mexico on the development of their Energy/Water/Environment Nexus Studies program. Prior to that, Ron spent eight years serving in former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s administration as cabinet secretary of the Environment Department. In that position, he oversaw the regulation of the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and the implementation of standards to protect the air, water and land of New Mexico. He has extensive experience working closely with the EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as industry. He also served as administrator for the Village of Los Ranchos and as a city manager in Santa Fe.
Earlier in his career, Ron was a senior public affairs specialist for Gram Inc. and vice president of CEI Enterprises, a manufacturing firm. Ron has over 20 years of experience in private business including 10 years owning a small business franchise started with his father.
Ron’s interest in the environment grew during his manufacturing career while marketing products to the South Coast Air Quality District in California. He brings to the EPA a keen understanding of federal environmental regulations impacts on business owners and entrepreneurs as well as state and local governments.