About EPA

About the Associate Administrator of EPA's Office of Public Affairs

Frank Benenati

Frank Benenati is EPA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Public Affairs.  Prior to joining EPA, he served as a White House Spokesperson and Assistant Press Secretary, handling domestic issues ranging from energy and environment, to criminal justice, to social issues.  

Before arriving in the West Wing, Frank served as spokesperson at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and was a regional press secretary on the President's re-election campaign in the Chicago headquarters covering the states of Ohio and Virginia.  

Frank also spent time as a spokesperson at the Democratic National Committee and in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Frank was the lead spokesperson and helped craft the communication strategy for the White House on several environmental issues including the Clean Power Plan, the Paris Climate Agreement, and implementation of the President's Climate Action Plan.