A conversation with Scott Nally, director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
OCJ: What is your experience in agriculture, and what are your general thoughts about Ohio’s agricultural industry?
Scott: My agricultural experience includes management positions with Rose Acre Farms and Perdue Foods. Ohio’s agricultural industry is very healthy, and the intra-agency cooperation has been refreshing.
OCJ: What is your experience in environmental management, and what led you to become the director of the Ohio EPA?
Scott: I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of environmental management. My private sector experiences have given me the opportunity to deal with environmental regulatory schemes from many states. Most recently, I was the assistant commissioner in Indiana before becoming director for Ohio EPA.
OCJ: Could you please describe the relationship between the Ohio EPA and the U.S. EPA?
Scott: My relationship with U.S. EPA, both nationally and regionally, has been cultivated for many years.