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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 3, 1993


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.