Tracy Mehan joins the U.S. Water Alliance as interim president and replaces Ben Grumbles
G. Tracy Mehan, III, has joined the U.S. Water Alliance as interim president. Mehan replaces Ben Grumbles, who served as alliance president from 2010 to 2015, when he accepted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s designation as secretary of the environment. Mehan was recruited by the U.S. Water Alliance Board of Directors, on which he served since the start of the organization.
Mehan has an exoerienced background in promoting and enforcing environmental sustainability and watershed protection and conservation. Mehan acted as Principal with the Cadmus Group, Inc. an environmental consulting firm, from 2004 to 2014.
From 2001 to 2003, he served as assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There he directed both the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts programs including permitting, infrastructure finance, wetlands regulation, standards and watershed management. He developed new policies and guidance on watershed-based permitting and water quality trading.
Mehan also served as director of the Michigan officer of the Great Lakes and a member of Governor John Engler’s Cabinet (1993-2001); as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and member of the Cabinet of Governor John Ashcroft (1989-1992). He is a graduate of Saint Louis University and its School of Law. He is also a member of the Missouri Bar.