Arnold E. Layne, Secretary (Environmental Protection Agency)
Arnold E. Layne is the Director of the Office of Information Analysis and Access within the Office of Environmental Information at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He has over 30 years as a public servant and senior Federal manager with knowledge, education and expertise in leading government organizations. Arnold holds a masters degree in Public Administration and Management from The George Washington University, as well as a B.S. and M.S. degrees from Howard University. Arnold has held several positions in private industry and other government entities including the Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
In 1989, Arnold came to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of its progressiveness and inspiring mission. Arnold was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003 in EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. Arnold has held several leadership positions throughout the EPA in the Office of Administration and Resource Management, the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, the Office of Water, the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, and the Office of Environmental Information (OEI). He is currently serving as Office Director in the Office of Information Analysis and Access within OEI.
Arnold is originally from Brooklyn, New York, is married with two sons, and enjoys traveling, sports, cooking, being a "foodie," raising his sons, and mentoring a vast number of EPA employees.