Heather McTeer Toney

Heather McTeer Toney

Senior Advisor, Mom’s Clean Air Force & Environmental Justice Liaison, Environmental Defense Fund

Heather McTeer Toney served as the first African-American, first female and youngest mayor of Greenville, MS.

In 2014, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region. Known for her energetic and genuine commitment to people, her work has made her a national figure in public service, diversity and community engagement.

Previously working on local government policy initiatives and the Moms & Mayors program for Moms Clean Air Force, Heather now leads the field program. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta and a law degree from the Tulane University School of Law.

She loves triathlons and bacon, and at any time can be found chasing her toddler or riding in old classic cars with her husband and daughter.


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