Kim Nelson this week announced she will be leaving her position as CIO of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency January 2 after four years of service.
Kim served as the first CIO for the Department of Environmental Protection and was instrumental in implementing the agency’s Money Back Guarantee Program for permit reviews, developing the eFACTS system the first publicly accessible online compliance reporting system for facilities regulated by DEP, promoting the use of GIS and other electronic tools in DEP permit reviews and management.
Under Kim’s leadership at EPA, she oversaw the creation and implementation of the National Environmental Information Exchange Network which shares information across federal and state government boundaries over the Internet, using indicators to measure performance, and lead the implementation of the Agency’s enterprise architecture.
In her letter of resignation to President Bush, Kim said, “The Office of Environmental Information is well positioned to support both your vision of a citizen-centered government and EPA’s challenging mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment. Thank you for the honor of serving in this position and having the opportunity to work with an esteemed team of professionals.”
Kim is a graduate of Shippensburg University.