Heidi Grether

Former Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Heidi Grether served as Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) from 2016 – 2018 during which she secured long-term funding to remediate sites of environmental contamination and return them to productive use, and led action on PFAS contamination in the state. Heidi previously served Deputy Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy and worked for Amoco and BP. She has served on the Boards of the MSU Museum Development Council and the Michigan State Parks Commission. She was also Chair of the Michigan Hazardous Waste Policy Committee and President of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association.