Matt Rodriquez was appointed as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown in July 2011. Secretary Rodriquez oversees the activities of the California Air Resources Board, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the State Water Resources Control Board.
He has more than 24 years of environmental experience with the California Department of Justice where he served as a Deputy Attorney General from 1987 to 1999. In 1999, he was appointed Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Land Law Section by Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Former Attorney General Brown selected Matt to be the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Public Rights Division in 2008.