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Donna Vizian

Serves as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management since February 2016. Ms. Vizian manages essential support functions, including human resources management, diversity and inclusion, acquisition (contracts), grants management, and the protection of EPA’s facilities and other critical assets nationwide.  

Prior to becoming the Acting Assistant Administrator, Ms. Vizian was the Principal Deputy Assistant    Administrator for Office of Administration and Resources Management since September 2014. In this capacity, she oversaw the implementation of a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, a First Line Supervisors Network and a Phased Retirement policy, and led space reduction,      telework, grants and contracts management initiatives.

Before coming to EPA Headquarters, she spent 27 years in Region 2 where she was most recently the    Assistant Regional Administrator.  In this capacity, she oversaw the management operations of the         region. She also served as the Regional Comptroller, managing a staff of 29 and an operating budget of      approximately $800 million. Ms. Vizian managed the region’s grants and contracts program while      maintaining successful relationships with congressional staff, State environmental officials, headquarters,      regions, grant recipients, and the general public. 

Ms. Vizian has also served as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Management, Office of Research and Development where she represented the AA-ORD on all management, administrative, and financial       functions to ensure ethical, efficient, and effective fiscal and resource management accountability.  She oversaw the operations of over 1,800 FTE and 14 facilities.

Ms. Vizian received a Bachelors of Science—Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering.