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Mary Ann Dolehanty

Air Quality Division Director

Mary Ann Dolehanty is director of the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The AQD regulates sources of air pollutants to minimize impact on human health and the environment in accordance with federal and state laws. Goals are to meet and maintain air quality standards, limit harmful emissions, and provide transparent information to the public about current air quality conditions and trends.

Mary Ann was AQD assistant director for three years before being named director in 2018. Before that, she served in numerous environmental roles within the agency, including as division chief of the Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, manager of the AQD's Permit Section, and in numerous environmental engineering positions.

A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Mary Ann has completed the State of Michigan's quality of life Leadership Academy, where she currently serves as a mentor, and graduated from the Institute for Leadership Fitness' Leadership Development Program. She chairs the AQD's Air Advisory Council and is a member of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies and the Lake Michigan Air Director's Consortium, where she serves as secretary in 2022.

She and her husband, John, live in Lansing and have three adult children. A huge fan of ice hockey, Mary Ann also enjoys traveling, reading, puzzling, and, most importantly, spending time with her one grandchild.