Doug Benevento, 2023 Terry J. Stevinson Fellow

Doug BeneventoDoug Benevento is a partner at Holland & Hart. Doug brings a sophisticated understanding of environmental policy and compliance from his high-level leadership roles at federal and state agencies, including serving as the EPA Acting Deputy Administrator and the EPA Region 8 Administrator. He draws on this expertise and strong working relationships with regulators across the Mountain West and in Washington, DC to advocate for clients through both legal and legislative avenues. Doug guides companies to understand and respond to the regulatory impacts and ongoing developments of environmental justice matters. As the former Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, clients turn to Doug for his public health background and ability to proactively identify and develop solutions.  He is also currently serving as President of Douglas County, Colorado Board of Health.

His role as a senior executive at Xcel Energy, gives him valuable insight into the challenges corporations face navigating with complex regulatory regimes, myriad regulations. He counsels companies from diverse sectors in the development of permitting and compliance strategies, and represents clients in enforcement actions and rulemaking proceedings before state and federal agencies.