THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 3, 1993
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TWO REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today approved John H. Hankinson, Jr., as regional administrator, Region IV, and Jane N. Saginaw as regional administrator, Region VI, at the Environmental Protection Agency.
"I am pleased today to name these two hard-working individuals to our team at EPA," the President said.
Biographical information on the two new administrators follows:
John H. Hankinson, Jr. Regional Administrator, Region IV Mr. Hankinson joins the Environmental Protection Agency from St. Johns River Water Management District in Palatka, Florida, where he has been since March of 1986. He began as the director of the Office of Land Acquisition and was promoted to the department director of the Planning and Acquisition Department in July of 1988. Prior to his work at St. Johns River Water Management District, Mr. Hankinson served as the director of the Coastal and Land Use Programs at the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation in Tallahassee, Florida. He also served as the senior policy analyst in Governor Bob Graham's Office of Planning and Budgeting from August of 1984 through May of 1985. Prior to February of 1984, Mr. Hankinson served as the executive director of the Environmental Service Center. His other experiences include: staff director of the Florida House Committee on Regulatory Reform; legislative analyst at the Florida House Committee on Regulatory Reform; law clerk and legal assistant at the law firm of Pattillo, MacKay, and McKeever; and counselor at the Florida Parole and Probation Commission. Mr. Hankinson is currently a member of Partners for a Better Florida and the Governor's Commission on Government by the People. He was the recipient of the Land Conservationist of the Year Award given by the Florida Wildlife Federation in 1992, the Conservation Colleague Award given by the Nature Conservancy in 1992, the Environmental Service Award given by the Florida Defenders of the Environment in 1989, and the Conservation Service Citation Award given by the National Wildlife Federation in 1984. Mr. Hankinson earned his J.D. from the University of Florida, Holland Law Center in June of 1979. Mr. Hankinson received his B.A. in psychology from Florida Presbyterian College in June of 1970. Jane N. Saginaw Regional Administrator, Region VI Ms. Saginaw comes to the Environmental Protection Agency from the law firm of Baron & Budd in Dallas Texas, where she has worked for twelve years and is now a partner. Ms. Saginaw specializes in representing victims of chemical and environmental injury and has achieved successful results for her clients. Her practice has concentrated on complex environmental issues, from both a scientific and a legal perspective. She has worked with hydrologists, epidemiologists, medical doctors and literally dozens of public health experts. Ms. Saginaw also serves on the Texas Agricultural Resources Protection Authority, where she has been since 1991 when she was appointed by Governor Ann Richards. After graduating from law school, Ms. Saginaw worked for one year as a trial attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. where she received a Superior Achievement Award for reducing regulatory backlog. She has worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of General Counsel as a summer intern in 1979. Ms. Saginaw graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law from 1977-1978. She also attended the London School of Economics, Department of Comparative and International Law in the summer of 1978. Ms. Saginaw received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated summa cum laude.