Trump-era EPA chemicals chief to lead pesticides group

By Ellie Borst | 02/20/2024 04:18 PM EST

Alexandra Dunn, who led the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention for two years, has been named CropLife America’s new president and CEO.

Alexandra Dunn.

Alexandra Dunn, the nominee to lead EPA’s chemicals office, during her Senate confirmation hearing. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

CropLife America, the nation’s leading pesticides industry group, has hired EPA’s former top chemicals officer.

Alexandra Dunn joins the trade association after a stint as partner of the law firm Baker Botts. She served as assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention during the Trump administration.

“I am truly honored to be named president and CEO of CLA,” Dunn said in a news release. “As it has been for more than 90 years, CLA will be at the center of key agricultural conversations. I cannot think of a better moment than the present to work towards agricultural solutions that benefit the public and the planet.”


Dunn also served as EPA’s Region 1 administrator, which oversees the New England states, as well as the executive director and general counsel of the Environmental Council of the States, an association of state environmental regulators.