Sheila HolmanAssistant Secretary for Environment

Sheila Holman was selected as the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s assistant secretary for the environment in February 2017.

As the agency’s assistant secretary, Holman oversees development of major policy initiatives for programs with responsibilities such as permitting of discharges to surface waters; issuance of air emissions permits; implementation of grant programs for wastewater and permitting of coastal development; and regulation of animal operations.

Holman is a dedicated and talented career public servant, serving as the director for the N.C. Division of Air Quality since 2010. Prior to that, she held various supervisory roles with the N.C. Division of Air Quality and worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental engineer.

Holman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.