Todd Parfitt was appointed as Director of the Department of Environmental Quality on October 26, 2012 by Governor Matt Mead. Prior to becoming Director, Mr. Parfitt served as the DEQ Deputy Director and as the Administrator of the DEQís Industrial Siting Division, holding both positions since 2006. Mr. Parfitt has a bachelorís degree in Natural Resources, Fisheries Management and a masterís degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental policy both from The Ohio State University. He has over 29 years of experience in the environmental field, including 19 years with the DEQ. Mr. Parfitt is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2008.