September 2, 2010 10:31 Age: 4 yrs

Emory Law Alumna Appointed as Regional EPA Administrator

Emory Law alumna Gwen Keyes Fleming 93L has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the new Southeast regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Fleming announced her resignation as DeKalb County district attorney on Sept. 1.

As administrator, Fleming will oversee eight states, including Georgia, and six tribal nations.

Fleming became the first African-American and first woman district attorney in DeKalb County in January 2005. She previously served as the county’s youngest elected solicitor-general. She was honored with Emory Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.

Fleming sat down with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on Tuesday Sept. 7 to discuss the position. Listen to the full interview >

See Atlanta Journal-Constitution article and the EPA's official press release for more information about her appointment.

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