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Council Staff- Amy Newbold

Amy NewboldSenior Advisor for Ecosystem Restoration Programs

Amy Newbold serves as a Senior Advisor for Ecosystem Restoration Programs for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012 and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

Newbold previously served as the RESTORE Program Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her career started at EPA in the Safe Drinking Water Branch in 2005. For the past 18 years, she has worked across several EPA programs including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, watershed planning and restoration, and as the assistant to the Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, GA. From 2014-2016, She served as the Deputy Director of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (NEP) through an interagency agreement between Mobile Bay NEP and EPA.

Newbold has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech. She resides in Daphne, AL with her husband, her two children, and their two very energetic dogs.