Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson Bio

Scott Thompson is the Executive Director of the Oklahoman Department of Environmental Quality, a role he has served in since December 2013.  Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Thompson was the director of DEQ’s Land Protection Division, and he has been with DEQ since it was created in 1993.  Thompson has overseen many programs within the agency, including Superfund, Brownfields, and Voluntary Cleanup and is responsible for reimagining DEQ’s permitting and enforcement processes to better serve Oklahoma. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Central State University and a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma.

Developing and implementing statewide policies that encourage the responsible development of Oklahoma's natural resouces.