Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced earlier this week that Scott Nally will be leaving his post as director of Ohio EPA and will be replaced on an interim basis by Craig Butler a senior policy advisor to the governor on environmental issues.
Butler is not a stranger to Ohio EPA. According to the Hannah Report, Butler is a career state employee who previously served in state EPA district director roles in central and southeast Ohio.
Kasich reported that Nally’s resigned to pursue other opportunities. Butler’s role as a senior advisor to Kasich had him frequently working across state agencies on energy, public utility and agricultural issues according to Hannah.