Jeffrey R. Holmstead
Former Assistant Administrator for Air & Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jeff Holmstead was in charge of all activities at EPA's Office of Air and Radiation including programs addressing global climate change, industrial and vehicle pollution, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, radiation protection and, of course, indoor air quality.
Mr. Holmstead had extensive experience with the Clean Air Act and EPA air programs prior to his appointment to EPA. From 1989 to 1993, he was associate counsel to the President in the White House of President George H.W. Bush. While at the White House, Mr. Holmstead worked on a number of issues, but his primary focus was environmental policy and issues, including the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. From 1993 until his EPA appointment, Mr. Holmstead practiced law at the Washington firm of Latham & Watkins. His practice there included a number of environmental issues including many arising under the Clean Air Act.
Mr. Holmstead is a native of Colorado. He graduated first in his class at Brigham Young University with degrees in economics and English, and he is a graduate of Yale Law School. He and his wife have four children.