Dennis R. Deziel
Senior Government Affairs Advisor

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BA, University of New Hampshire, History, 1989

MA, MPA, Boston University, Public Policy, 1994



Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs Advisor, The Acta Group (Acta®), provides clients with an extraordinary depth of experience and knowledge of the regulatory process and government advocacy, honed through a career of senior leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and The Dow Chemical Company, among other significant positions.  As Administrator of EPA Region 1, Mr. Deziel led the region’s 500-plus employees in managing energy, environment, and sustainability policy and programs, building coalitions across a wide range of stakeholders, including members of Congress, governors, federal and state government officials, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and local communities.  Prior to that appointment, Mr. Deziel was Director of Federal Government Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company, responsible for regulatory compliance initiatives across the full portfolio of product categories, including energy, chemical management, automotive, plastics, building and construction, and pharmaceuticals.

Other highlights of Mr. Deziel’s career prior to joining Acta include serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary at DOE; chemical security director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and policy advisor at the Council for Environmental Quality.  Mr. Deziel earned a B.A. at the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Public Policy degree from Boston University.

Speaking Engagements:

“TSCA and PFAS,” TSCA Reform – Five Years Later, (June 30, 2021).

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