Gov. John R. Kasich on Tuesday will appoint Craig Butler interim director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after Scott Nally announced his resignation from the agency to pursue other opportunities.
“I am grateful for Scott’s service to the state and wish him well in his next endeavor,” said Kasich. “For the past three years, Scott worked hard to keep Ohioans and our environment safe, but he also helped begin to make the agency more business-friendly. “
Nally was named agency director in late 2010 and started in early 2011. He previously worked at the Indiana Department of Environmental Managament and Predue Foods Inc.
Currently, Butler serves as a senior policy advisor for the Kasich administration on environmental, energy, public utility and agricultural issues and has worked closely with the corresponding agencies to help them accomplish their missions while working to improve Ohio’s regulatory climate.
He previously served as district director of both Ohio EPA’s Central District Office and its Southeast District Office.
He is a board member of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board and is a past member of the board of directors for the Ohio Alliance for the Environment.