Atlanta Daily World Women of Excellence 2013

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    Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming

    Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Region 4 Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September 2010. She is the first African American to hold this position in Region 4. Fleming is responsible for eight Southeastern states, as well as six federally recognized tribes, making Region 4 the largest of 10 regions. Region 4 has approximately 1,000 employees, and Fleming manages a budget of over $500 million.
    Prior to this position, she became the DeKalb County District Attorney in January 2005, making her the first African American and first woman ever to serve in this post. She also served as the first woman, first African American and youngest to ever be elected as DeKalb’s Solicitor General.
    She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the NAACP and has completed several programs in leadership. She also chairs the Combined Federal Campaign.
    Fleming is a New Jersey native and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Douglass College and a law degree from the Emory University School of Law.

     

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