Director, American Indian Environmental Office
U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Kenneth Martin is the Director of the American Indian Environmental Office. Before starting at the EPA, Kenneth served as Senior Policy Advisor on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee working on a wide range of issues under the Committee’s jurisdiction from infrastructure policy to environmental policy. In 2016, prior to joining the Committee, he was appointed by former President Obama as the first-ever Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Government Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before his appointment to the U.S. DOT, Kenneth worked for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs for former Chairman Jon Tester and former Chairwoman Maria Cantwell. Kenneth began his government service for U.S. Senator Tim Johnson in 2004. Originally from Wisconsin, Kenneth is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and was raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation, where he is a descendant. He studied Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.