The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council is pleased to announce its newest board member, Dr. Melinda McClanahan. Selected to serve as Public/Tribal Stakeholder Representative to ITRC's Board of Advisors, Dr. McClanahan - a member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - has previously served as a tribal stakeholder for ITRC's Contaminated Sediments-Remediation Team from 2012-2014, receiving the ITRC Public and Tribal Stakeholder Recognition Award for outstanding contributions with her work.
Dr. McClanahan comes from a distinguished career in Washington, D.C. with the United States Senior Executive Service, where she held high-level positions with EPA’s Office of Research and Development and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. After retiring from federal service in 2009 as the Chief Information Officer of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Dr. McClanahan continued to work as a collaborator to the USDA, and serve on the Board of Directors for the Soil and Water Conservation Society, as well as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), where she remains an advisor today.
ITRC is excited to welcome Dr. McClanahan to the Board of Advisors, and thrilled to collaborate with her unique expertise toward implementing the 2020-2024 strategic plan!