Gina McCarthy spent her 35 year career in public service focused on environmental protection and public health. From 2013 – 2017, Gina served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama. As Administrator, Gina advocated for key policies like the Clean Water Rule to protect rivers and streams on which 117 million Americans rely for their source of drinking water. She finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which set the first national standards to reduce power plant carbon pollution, and took a number of additional actions to address climate change domestically and through international agreements. Prior to her role as EPA Administrator, Gina was the head of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. She came to EPA from the State of Connecticut where she served as Commissioner of the state's environmental protection agency following many years serving in a variety of leadership roles in environment and energy policy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since leaving the Obama Administration, Gina served as a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics and as the Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Gina recently joined the private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors as an Operating Advisor. A native of Massachusetts, she lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband and spends as much time as she can with her three children: Daniel, Maggie, and Julie.