A veteran oil company lobbyist who joined Michigan's energy agency last year will lead the state Department of Environmental Quality in the wake of Flint's water crisis.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday announced the appointment of Heidi Grether as DEQ director, effective Aug. 1.
She's been deputy director of the Michigan Agency for Energy for a year.
Keith Creagh has led the DEQ for six months since Dan Wyant resigned due to fallout from Flint's lead contamination.
Creagh returns to directing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.