Pittsburgh, PA – Effective January 2, 2021, James “Jim” Miller became the regional director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southwest Regional Office. He replaces Ronald Schwartz, PE, BCEE, who recently retired after nearly 35 years of service. Miller, who previously led DEP’s Northwest Regional Office for four and a half years, will manage field operations for Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties.

Miller has served DEP for over 30 years. Prior to being named regional director for DEP’s Northwest Regional Office, he was assistant regional director for the Northcentral Regional Office for six years after working his way up from inspector to program manager. Miller began his DEP career as an inspector in the Southeast Regional Office’s waste management program. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Read DEP’s full press release here.