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Former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman Joins the Board of the American Security Project

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Washington, DC – Today the American Security Project (ASP) announced that former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.  Currently, Governor Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues, and prior to that, served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

In response, ASP Chair Senator Gary Hart released the following statement:

“Governor Whitman is one of America’s most distinguished public servants.  As Governor of New Jersey and as EPA Administrator, she won bipartisan praise for her leadership, for her stewardship of the environment, and for her preference for putting principle above partisanship.  We are delighted that she has chosen to dedicate some of her time and energy to the work of the American Security Project.” 

As EPA Administrator, Whitman championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent and promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies.  Her agency also established the first federal program to promote redevelopment and reuse of “brownfields,” or previously contaminated industrial sites. 

Governor Whitman serves as Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy), the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee of the Eisenhower Fellowship, the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force, “More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa.” 

To learn more about Governor Whitman, visit ASP’s website at: https://www.americansecurityproject.org/content/about/board-of-directors/governor-christine-todd-whitman/

The American Security Project is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy research and education initiative dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security and foreign policy issues. It is organized around the belief that honest public discussion of national security requires an informed citizenry—one that understands the dangers and opportunities of the twenty-first century and the spectrum of available responses. ASP was formed to help Americans—from opinion leaders to the general public—understand how national security issues relate directly to them, and to explain challenges and threats in a way that spurs constructive action.

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