About EPA's Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Arian Herckis currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. In this capacity, she oversees the daily operations of the Administrator’s Office and manages cross-functional planning among our headquarters and Regional offices. Previously, Arian served as the Administrator’s Director of Scheduling and Advance, where she managed the team that coordinates and executes the Administrator’s day-to-day and long-term calendars.
Prior to joining EPA in 2013, Arian spent nine years working in government, most notably seven years in Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Administration, where she was recognized as the youngest member of the mayor’s cabinet. During her time in the mayor’s office, she played an integral role implementing operational strategies to amplify the mayor’s communication and policy agenda. Arian holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Spanish from Northwestern University.