Craig Hooks

Chief Acquisition Officer at United States Environmental Protection Agency

Craig Hooks

Craig Hooks

Chief Acquisition Officer at United States Environmental Protection Agency

Biography

Craig Hooks currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On May 13, 2009, he was nominated by President Obama to serve in this role and was confirmed on August 7, 2009. In this capability, Mr. Hooks also serves as EPA’s Senior Accountable Official for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which seeks in part to spur technological advances in science and health and to invest in environmental protection and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. EPA manages over $7 billion in projects and programs that will help achieve these goals, offers resources to help other agencies "green" a much larger set of Recovery investments, and administers environmental laws that will govern Recovery activities. OARM is responsible for governing the agency’s resources management including grants and contracts, human resources and facilities.

Prior to joining OARM, Mr. Hooks served as the Director of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW) within EPA’s Office of Water. OWOW promotes a watershed approach to manage, protect, and restore the water resources and aquatic ecosystems of the nation’s marine and fresh waters. Before that, he served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of Environmental Information (OEI). OEI supports the Agency’s mission to protect public health and the environment by integrating quality environmental information to make it useful for informing decisions, improving management, documenting performance, and measuring success. Before joining OEI, Mr. Hooks served as the OWOW Deputy Director.

Prior to joining OWOW, he served as the Director of the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office within the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). There, he was directly responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies meet multi-billion dollar cleanup commitments which are under EPA’s oversight and comply with environmental law. Mr. Hooks also served as the Associate Director of the Administration and Resource Management Support Staff within OECA where he managed a wide range of administrative functions. Mr. Hooks spent two years as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrators for OARM and OECA. OECA is responsible for managing a national criminal enforcement, regulatory, site remediation, Federal facilities enforcement and compliance assurance programs, and the Federal activities program responsible for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act.

Before joining EPA, Mr. Hooks worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a physical scientist. Mr. Hooks received a Masters degree in Oceanography from the Texas A&M University in 1987, and a Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Florida in 1982. Mr. Hooks is married and the father of three girls.

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Director of Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Acting Director of the Office of Resources, Operations & Management, Office of Administration & Resources Management at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Administration & Resources Management at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Acting Chief Financial Officer at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Clusters Program-Office of Research & Development at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Principal Deputy General Counsel at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Deputy General Counsel at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Deputy General Counsel for Environmental Media & Regional Law Offices at United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Craig Hooks
Chief Acquisition Officer at United States Environmental Protection Agency
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Master's Degree in Oceanography
Class of 1987

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Bachelor's Degree in Zoology
Class of 1982

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

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Chief Acquisition Officer
Current

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

Physical Scientist
Prior

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun. It also conserves and manages the coastal and marine resources. NOAA supplies environmental information products; provides environmental stewardship services; carries out applied scientific research; monitors earth systems with instruments and data collection networks; informs the public and partner organizations with important information; and more. Formed on October 3, 1970, NOAA is a scientific agency that operates within the United States Department of Commerce.

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