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Governor Quinn Appoints New Interim Director of Illinois EPA

On October 24, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn appointed John Kim as the Interim Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  According to IEPA’s press release:

“John Kim has served as chief legal counsel and ethics officer at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2009. Kim has worked to protect Illinois’ environment since 1988, previously serving as acting general counsel at the Illinois Department of Agriculture, managing attorney and staff attorney at the Illinois EPA, and assistant attorney general and special assistant attorney general for the Illinois Attorney General. His experience ranges from working with state and federal environmental statutes to providing guidance in pollution prevention principles to selected industries in China, to working with China EPA, USEPA, the World Bank and the United Nations’ Environment Program. Kim holds a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.”

Mr. Kim replaces Lisa Bonnett, who was appointed Interim Director of the agency on March 3, 2011.

The Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section was honored to have Mr. Kim speak at our January 27, 2011 meeting.  If you are a CBA member, you can access the webcast of the speech here.

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