President Biden Appoints Two UMKC School of Law Alumnae

Andrea Spillars, Meg McCollister will lead regional efforts in emergency management and environmental protection

Two UMKC School of Law Alumnae have been appointed by President Biden in key leadership roles as Regional Administrators for Region 7, which serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and nine tribal nations.

Andrea Spillars and Meg McCollister have been selected for positions in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), respectively.

Spillars (J.D. '89) has been appointed as the Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 7. She had a lead role in the Missouri state response to natural disasters as the Deputy Director for the Department of Public Safety, including the devasting Joplin tornado in 2011, the prolonged flooding in 2011, drought relief efforts in 2012 and the historic ice storms in 2009. 

McCollister (J.D. '11) has been appointed the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 7. She will lead the implementation of the administration's efforts to address environmental justice, climate change, and building resilience for regional industries.

Read more about Spillars and McCollister here.

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Published: Jan 7, 2022

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