EWG Hires Jamie Konopacky, Environmental Attorney, as New Midwest Office Director

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – The Environmental Working Group has hired environmental attorney Jamie Konopacky as EWG’s Midwest director, based in Minneapolis, to strengthen and expand EWG’s work at the state and local level in the region.  

“Jamie’s appointment signals our commitment to improving public health and the environment in the upper Midwest,” said Craig Cox, EWG senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “She will be a great and timely addition EWG’s Midwest team."

Konopacky has broad experience working on water quality and public health, especially at the intersection of the federal farm bill and the Clean Water Act. She also has a background working with partners on the ground in the upper Midwest to improve agriculture- and water-related local and state public policy and programs, most recently with the Harvard Environmental Law Institute and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

“I have had the opportunity to work with Craig Cox and the team in the Midwest office several times over the past four years," Konopacky said. “I am honored and excited to join this outstanding team to help protect public health and the environment in the region.”

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