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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021

Dennis Deziel Appointed as NHDES Assistant Commissioner

Concord, NH – Today, the appointment of Dennis R. Deziel to serve as Assistant Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) was approved by Governor Sununu and the Executive Council. Dennis most recently served as Regional Administrator for Region 1 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, overseeing environmental protection efforts across New England.

“I am excited to have Dennis join the NHDES team and to welcome him back to New Hampshire. Dennis’ leadership experience and broad knowledge of environmental issues with both state and federal governments will be a true asset to the agency,” said Bob Scott, NHDES Commissioner.

Dennis has over 20 years of federal government experience, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. He also managed chemical security issues at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and served as a policy advisor at the Council for Environmental Quality. Dennis began his career working at U.S. EPA in the pesticides and chemicals program. He also has private sector experience working for Dow as Director of Federal Government Affairs.

Originally from Goffstown, Dennis has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. from Boston University.