Pennsylvania environmental official Dana Aunkst will serve as the next director of the federal Chesapeake Bay Program, based in Annapolis.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced his appointment Wednesday. Aunkst replaces Nick DiPasquale, who retired from the helm of the bay program a year ago.
The 30-year-old, $73 million federal-state partnership coordinates efforts to reduce pollution across the Chesapeake watershed.
Aunkst has worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection since 2002, serving as a deputy secretary and acting secretary.
He directed six regional offices and 2,000 staff carrying out environmental regulation, EPA...