Nancy Sutley is the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In her role as Chair, she serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President.
Prior to her appointment, Sutley was the Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the city of Los Angeles, California. She represented Los Angeles on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and served on the California State Water Resources Control Board from 2003- 2005. Sutley also worked for California Governor Gray Davis as Energy Advisor, managing state and federal regulations, legislative affairs, finances and press relations.
She served as Deputy Secretary for policy and intergovernmental relations in the California EPA from 1999-2003. She advised on water and air pollution policy, and established budget and legislative priorities. During the administration of President William J. Clinton, Sutley worked for the EPA as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator in San Francisco and special assistant to the Administrator in Washington, D.C.
Sutley received her Bachelors degree from Cornell University and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Nancy Sutley's Posts
- April 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST
The Obama Administration releases the first-ever comprehensive Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory for the Federal Government, which accounts for the GHG emissions associated with the Federal Government's operations in 2010.
- April 27, 2011 at 1:59 PM EST
The Obama Administration releases a national clean water framework that affirms the Administration’s comprehensive commitment to ensuring clean water and healthy waterways for American families, American communities, and the American economy.
- April 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM EST
CEQ Chair Sutley joins EPA Administrator Jackson and Alexander Cousteau to celebrate Earth Day at the National Zoo, and to learn about a new sustainably designed habitat for some of the zoo's most popular residents, the Asian elephants.
- April 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM EST
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, discusses the conservation efforts she participated in with residents of Los Angeles, California.
- April 4, 2011 at 1:45 PM EST
Chair Sutley participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD, where she celebrated three new research facilities that promote cutting-edge science, technology and clean energy research.
- March 18, 2011 at 3:34 PM EST
Chair Sutley joined Congressman Sarbanes and Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake to visit students at the Living Classrooms Foundation's East Harbor Campus and hear what they are learning from the environment around them.
- March 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM EST
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley participates in events focused on building a strong and sustainable clean energy future for America.
- February 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM EST
On March 3, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley will host the first America’s Great Outdoors live chat. You can join the conversation by submitting video questions before the chat or by Facebook during the chat.
- January 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM EST
President Obama rang in the New Year by signing a number of bills into law that will protect environmental and public health, and help rebuild our economy on a stronger foundation.
- December 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM EST
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and several White House staffers participate in the It Gets Better Project.