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Richard Dunn


Dunn was appointed Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in 2016.  He has over 20 years’ experience in Georgia state government, having previous served in leadership positions at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).  Prior to his career in public service, Dunn taught courses on politics and public policy at Dickinson College and College of Charleston.  

Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia.