Jeaneanne Gettle is the Acting Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 4. In this capacity, she works closely with eight states and six tribal governments to protect human health and the environment across the Southeast. She has been with the EPA for more than 36 years and brings strong leadership, vision and management skills to the role.
Prior to taking on the Acting Regional Administrator responsibilities, she served as the Deputy Regional Administrator and in other Region 4 leadership positions including Director of the Water Division and the Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division. Jeaneanne has served in a variety of leadership roles throughout Region 4 where she implemented key environmental programs including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Ms. Gettle also served in leadership roles at a national level for the Toxic Release Inventory Division in the Office of Chemical, Safety and Pollution Prevention.
She has been recognized for significant contributions to numerous Agency efforts. Ms. Gettle is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, having received her law degree from the Georgia State University School of Law.