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Acting Chief, Environmental Community of Practice

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Christine Godfrey is the Acting Chief of the Environmental Community of Practice at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this capacity, Ms. Godfrey oversees the Corps environmental mission, and a team of professionals who enable its worldwide military and civil works environmental responsibilities. The program provides technical management, design and execution of a full range of environmental protection, cleanup and sustainability activities. Activities include information sharing, lessons learned, communication and innovations across the entire Corps of Engineers, and with government, non-governmental agencies, industry and academic partners and stakeholders.

In addition to serving as the Acting Chief, Environmental Division, Ms. Godfrey also is serving as the Acting Chief of the Regional Integration Teams for the South Atlantic and Southwestern Divisions.

Prior to becoming Acting Chief of the Environmental Community of Practice, Ms. Godfrey had been serving as the Deputy Chief of the Environmental Community of Practice. From 1990-2009, she served as the Chief of the Regulatory Division at the Corps' New England District. In this position, she directed the environmental permit program for the six New England states. Ms. Godfrey frequently participated in Regional and National Initiatives as a Federal Regulatory expert. Prior to becoming Division Chief, she was Chief, Policy Branch and Assistant Division Chief for 11 years, where she was responsible for all policy development related to the New England Regulatory Program and implementation at the regional level.

Ms. Godfrey began her federal career with the Corps' Alaska District in 1982 and served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Alaska Field Office prior to joining New England District in 1986.

Ms. Godfrey has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Biology (1980) and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering (1982), both from the University of New Hampshire. In 2006, she completed an MBA with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Rivier College in New Hampshire.