Beth Craig

Elizabeth Craigis the Deputy Executive Director of the EPA Alumni Association. She has had that position since 2020. She retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 as the Director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Divisionwithin the Office of Atmospheric Programs. There she managedsome of the Agency’s climate partnership programs designed to remove market barriers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while savingbusinesses and consumers money. Programs includedthe ENERGY STAR program, which offers energy efficiency solutions across the residential, commercial andindustrial sectors. She managed other partnership programs whose goals were to advance renewable energy and combined heat and power. Her team also worked closely with statesgovernments on climate and clean energy policies. She actedas the Director ofthe Office of Atmospheric Programsin 2011where she was responsible for managing pollution reduction programs related to Acid Rain, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, and Climate Change. This work is carried out under the U.S. Clean Air Act and international agreements such as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Elizabeth joined EPA in 1984 andheld a number of senior positions: Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation;Deputy Director of the Office of Technology Operations and Planning in the Office of Environmental Information; Director of the Agency's Budget Division in the Office of the Comptroller;and Director of the Office of Grants and Debarment. Elizabeth served as Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation during the springof 2009.

She received the President's Meritorious Executive Awardin 2006.Elizabethreceived her Mastersin Public Administrationfrom the George Washington University and received her Bachelors degree from Mary Washington College. She is currently serving as a member of the Advisory Board for the Trachtenberg Schoolandthe Vice Chair of the National Council for Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University. She is also a Member of the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Mary Washington.