Workshop Guest Speaker
Karen Flournoy has served as Director of the Water, Wetlands and Pesticides Division for Region 7 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since November, 2011. She previously served for six years as the Region 7 Agricultural Advisor to the Regional Administrator, focusing on environmental issues and agriculture. Flournoy joined EPA Region 7 in 1978 in the construction grants program. She later led a number of agricultural and environment initiatives, including EPA’s involvement in Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and nutrient water quality issues. Her work at EPA includes 14 years’ experience in the hazardous waste, superfund, and air programs, and service as director of the Region 7 Office of Public Affairs. Karen received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.