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Former Inslee staffer appointed to EPA leadership team

Casey Katims, former Director of Federal and Inter-State Affairs for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, is among a group of members joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) incoming leadership team.

In a statement yesterday, the EPA said members of the leadership team will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and create clean energy jobs.

Katims will serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Affairs.  Work related to intergovernmental affairs involves facilitating interactions with states and local governments, and coordinates those activities with the EPA’s regional offices.

As Director of Federal and Inter-State Affairs for Gov. Inslee, he served as a primary advisor on federal policy issues and directing the state of Washington’s engagement with Congress, the White House, federal agencies, fellow governors’ offices and other federal stakeholders.

Prior to joining Gov. Inslee’s administration, he spent five years as a policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives for Rep. Suzan DelBene.  

Casey has a degree in Political Science from Vassar College and grew up in Edmonds, Washington.

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