Michael Deane

Chief, Clean Water State Revolving Fund

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Michael Deane is Chief of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to returning to EPA he was the Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the organization representing private water utilities and operating companies in the U.S. Michael has extensive experience and the perspective of working in both the public and private water sectors. Before joining NAWC in 2009, he was Associate Assistant Administrator for Water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he played a key role in developing and implementing national water policy. Before his appointment to EPA in 2006, he served as an executive at several water management companies, including SUEZ and the U.S. operations of Veolia, where he focused on innovative financing and infrastructure policy. He holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and his bachelor’s degree in biology and geography from Gustavus Adolphus College.