Last updated on: 10/1/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Andrew Wheeler, JD, MBA Biography

Title:
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Position:
Con to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
Reasoning:

“Through scientific innovation and strategic partnerships, we can protect human health and the environment by using cutting-edge, ethically sound science in our decision-making that efficiently and cost-effectively evaluates potential effects without animal testing. These goals are far from mutually exclusive, and I am confident that with partnerships, focus and the directives outlined above, we will continue to achieve our mission to protect human health and the environment.”

“Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing,” epa.gov, Sep. 10, 2019

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to animal testing issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to animal testing issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Feb. 28, 2019-present
  • EPA Deputy Administrator/Acting Administrator, Apr. 12, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019
  • Principal, FaegreBD Consulting, Jan. 2009-Apr. 2017
  • Former Team Leader, Energy and Environmental Practice Group, FaegreBD Consulting
  • Former Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels law firm
  • Former Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Industry team, Faegre Baker Daniels law firm
  • Minority/Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel for Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, US Senate, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2009
  • Subcommittee Staff Director, US Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands, and Nuclear Safety, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2003
  • Former Majority Staff Director, Chief Counsel, and Minority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Former Chairman, National Energy Resource Organization (NERO)
  • Chief Counsel, US Senator Jim Inhofe, Jan. 1995-Jan. 1997
  • Special Assistant, Pollution Prevention and Toxics Office, EPA
  • 1991-1995
Education:
  • MBA, George Mason University, 1999
  • JD, Washington University, 1990
  • BA, English and Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 1987
Other:
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Twitter handle: @EPAAWheeler
  • Appointed by President Trump
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?