Martha Shimkin is the Deputy Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO). She brings a diverse and varied background to the CBPO through various roles internationally and at EPA, in the Office of Water, the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, the Office of Children’s Health Protection, the Office of International and Tribal Affairs, and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Throughout her EPA career, Martha created and managed many programs and policies, led regulatory development, and developed agency plans for implementing new laws. She has led budget formulation and execution, strategic planning, performance reporting, and human resources. Martha successfully negotiated and represented the US government at international meetings and ran a private consulting practice that promoted international environmental health policy. Martha holds an M.A. in Economics from The George Washington University, a B.A. in Business Administration and foreign languages, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica.