Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Shaun McGrath was appointed as Director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality by Governor Steve Bullock in November 2018. Prior to his current position, McGrath served as Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Region 8 in Denver. During the first two years of the Obama Administration, he was the Deputy Director for the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs acting as a liaison between the White House and the nation's governors. He spent 14 years as a Program Director at the bipartisan Western Governors' Association, managing WGA’s Water, Drought, Climate Adaptation, and Wildlife Corridors Programs. His career started in Kansas as a Governor’s Fellow under Governor Mike Hayden, that led to an appointment as Trade Manager for the Kansas Department of Commerce’s European Office in Stuttgart, Germany. McGrath was the Mayor of Boulder, Colorado, from 2007-2009, and was elected twice to the Boulder City Council. McGrath has a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and German from Kansas State University. His interest in serving on the Crown of the Continent Roundtable will be informed in part by work he has been a part of in the past, including building drought resilience across large landscape scales, and managing WGA’s wildlife corridors project.