Kathleen Salyer

Deputy Director

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Environmental Protection Agency


Kathleen Salyer is the Deputy Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), a position she has held since January 2015.  The Office is responsible for promoting resource conservation through sustainable materials management, ensuring safe management of solid and hazardous waste and cleaning up environmental contamination at hazardous waste management facilities.  Kathleen leads efforts on Sustainable Materials Management, including wasted food, life cycle analysis, built environment, and sustainable packaging.  She is actively engaged in the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency and collaborations with other international partners.  Prior to her current position, Kathleen was an Assistant Director of the Superfund Program in U.S. EPA Region 9 in San Francisco, California.  She has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management. 

Kathleen has a BA in Geology from Whitman College and a Masters in Environmental Public
Policy from University of Maryland, College Park.