Elizabeth Biser nominated for state environmental secretary

Elizabeth Biser has been nominated to lead the state's environmental department.

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper nominated Elizabeth Biser to lead the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday.

“Elizabeth Biser is a strong leader who has experience with this environmental agency and knows its critical work in North Carolina,” said Gov. Cooper. “I look forward to working with both Biser and (NC clean energy director) Delli-Gatti to protect our air, land and water and ensure North Carolina’s transition to a clean energy future.”

“I look forward to working with key leaders, stakeholders and people throughout North Carolina to fulfil this important mission,” Biser said.

Biser most recently served as the President of Biser Strategies LLC and the Senior Policy Advisor of the Recycling Partnership. Previously, she was the Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs of the Recycling Partnership, the Government Relations & Policy Advisor of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP and the Director of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, now known as DEQ. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.