Chris Dorrington
DEQ Director

The DEQ Director's Office carries out the department's mission and statutory responsibilities by administering, managing, planning and evaluating total agency performance.

Chris Dorrington was appointed as Director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality by Governor Greg Gianforte in December 2020. (bio coming soon)

The director oversees the development of appropriate policies and procedures throughout all organizational units of the agency and makes sure the structure supports optimum efficiency, consistency, and capability for planning, consultation and decision-making.

The Director's Office includes the director's staff and a centralized Legal Services Unit. The Financial Services Office is housed under the Centralized Services Division and is an extension of the director's responsibility and ability to provide budgeting, accounting, procurement, and contract management.

The DEQ Enforcement Program is also within the Director's Office. Please consult the Left-Hand Navigation for more information and staff contacts for Enforcement.

Please visit the Director's Office Contacts page to find a Director's Office contact.