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Luna Sworn In as Head of EPA's Administrative Office

Release Date: 05/13/2005
Contact Information: Dave Ryan, (202) 564-4355/ ryan.dave@epa.gov

(Washington, DC-- 05/13/05) Luis A. Luna was sworn in Monday, May 2, 2005 as the assistant administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role, he is responsible for the agency's hiring and personnel policies affecting 18,000 federal employees nationwide, facilities management, a $1.2 billion procurement program, and the administration of EPA's grants totaling $4 billion annually.

"This office touches the work of every EPA employee," said EPA Administrator Steve Johnson. "Luis is a dedicated public servant and brings a breadth of experience to the agency."

The Office of Administration and Resources Management supports the agency's headquarters, 10 regional offices, and 27 major laboratories. Its 800 employees ensure EPA's scientists, environmental experts and support staff have the personnel, facilities and resources they need to protect the nation's environment. The office also manages the purchase of goods and services for the agency, along with administering thousands of environmental grants that go to states, tribes, local governments and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to his appointment by the president and confirmation by the Senate for this post, Luna served the administration as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Community Development. In this role, he was responsible for the creation of strategic plans and performance measurements for rural development programs. He also served as director of the Greater Salisbury Committee, a nonprofit organization composed of nearly 100 CEOs from rural Maryland who work on behalf of long-term community improvement. Luna's career includes service as a staff member on Capitol Hill and as a policy advisor in the Reagan Administration.

Luna received his bachelor's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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