Snyder names Heidi Grether new leader of MDEQ - WNEM TV 5

Snyder names Heidi Grether new leader of MDEQ

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Governor Rick Snyder has announced the new leader of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

Heidi Grether will take on the position that has fallen under severe scrutiny for the Flint water crisis. 

Grether succeeds interim director Keith Creagh, who stepped into the role six months ago. He will return to his position as director of the Department of Natural Resources.

 “Heidi has decades of experience in environmental quality issues, and has effectively served during times of crises and recovery,” Snyder said. “Her expertise in delivering good customer service from a large organization will be of great value as we continue working to reinvent the department and act more proactively to address issues that arise.

Grether currently serves as the Deputy Director at the Michigan Agency for Energy where she managed the state response to federal carbon rule requirements.

She has also worked for BP America, where she helped lead Gulf Coast restoration efforts.

Grether will begin her new role with the MDEQ on August 1. 

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