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, where she served until 2017. Known for her energetic and genuine commitment to people, her work has made her a national figure in public service, diversity and community engagement.
Heather led the Moms Clean Air Force field team for two years and worked on local government policy initiatives and the Moms & Mayors program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta and a law degree from the Tulane University School of Law. Heather is currently serving as the Vice President of Community Engagement at Environmental Defense Fund.
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.