SACRAMENTO - Edie Chang has been named Deputy Executive Officer, ARB Executive Officer Richard Corey has announced. As Deputy, Chang will oversee the Stationary Source Division, Administrative Services Division and the Office of Information Services.
A 20-year veteran of ARB, Chang replaces Corey, who was recently appointed to the Board's top job of Executive Officer.
Chang has played an important role in a number of high-priority air quality and climate change programs. Most recently, in her role as assistant chief of the Stationary Source Division, Chang was responsible for the development and implementation of California’s pioneering plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. She was also involved at every stage of development of the 2008 Scoping Plan itself, and the subsequent implementation of California’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade regulation.
“Edie has distinguished herself as a creative thinker with exceptional communication and organization skills. She has a strong track record of working with different teams and a wide range of stakeholders to successfully take on the Board’s most challenging projects,” said Corey. “Her education, experience and leadership make her ideally suited for this new role.”
Prior to overseeing ARB’s climate change program, Chang managed the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment diesel incentive program. She made substantial contributions on the early development of the zero-emission vehicle program, and policies related to incentives and the role they play in securing early emission reductions. She also worked with local air districts on air quality planning to support State Implementation Plans.
In her new role, Chang will oversee implementation of the Board's stationary source and fuels and climate change programs, including the cap-and-trade program, air toxics program, low carbon fuel standard, strategies to reduce emissions from freight transport, and development of the 2013 update to the climate change Scoping Plan.
Chang holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Irvine, respectively.
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.