Dan Powell leads efforts to promote awareness and use of best practices and innovative technologies for site clean-up at hazardous waste sites across EPA's waste programs. He manages education, technology support, and information programs to support site project managers within EPA, States and at the local level through a coordinated program of information development and dissemination, training, and direct site support. Among the key initiatives Dan is currently leading or supporting are efforts to
For over 20 years, Dan has developed waste site cleanup information resources for both technical and non-technical audiences, and managed a number of projects to support the application of the innovative and streamlined approaches for investigation and remediation at a variety of hazardous waste cleanup and reuse sites. Dan has been with the Technology Innovation Program, now part of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, since 1990. Dan came to the Agency in 1988 as a Presidential Management Intern with the Headquarters waste programs office (Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response) and has worked in the program budget and information management offices; the Office of Underground Storage Tanks; the Region 4 Superfund Program; and the Congressional Office of Rep. Michael Bilirakis (FL). Prior to coming to EPA, Dan worked on the investment portfolio of a large Regional bank, analyzing and trading, among other instruments, municipal bonds, Federal Funds, and government-backed securities.
Dan received his Masters of Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Government at the University of Virginia in 1988, and he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree in both political science and urban studies from Roanoke College (Salem, VA) in 1985.