Michael Dowd

Michael G. Dowd
Director of the Air and Renewable Energy Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Michael G. Dowd is Director of the Air and Renewable Energy Division for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. In that position, Mr. Dowd oversees the air quality planning, permitting, compliance, monitoring and mobile source programs, as well as the Small Renewable Energy Permit by Rule program for the Commonwealth. Prior to becoming Air Director, Mr. Dowd served as DEQ’s Enforcement Director. Before joining DEQ, Mr. Dowd was an attorney in private practice with law firms in Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Dowd is a graduate of Columbia University and holds a J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School. He is a recipient of EPA’s Bronze Medal. Mr. Dowd is past Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), co-chair of the Enforcement Committee of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), board member of Southeast States Air Resources Management, Inc. (SESARM), a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council on Electricity Policy and a member of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group.