Samantha Dravis is a policy advisor and strategist who has experience working at the White House, a federal agency, Capitol Hill and for some of the country’s most influential political and public policy organizations.
Samantha most recently served as Associate Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was responsible for leading policy for the agency’s regulatory and permitting programs and providing analysis and oversight of all the agency’s major regulatory actions. Samantha also served as EPA’s Regulatory Reform Officer, leading the agency’s response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 and spearheading a major effort that resulted in 22 deregulatory actions during the first year of the Trump Administration. Samantha also led the process of EPA’s coordination with the White House, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) as well as all other federal agencies.
Prior to her work at EPA, Samantha served as President of the Rule of Law Defense Fund and General Counsel of the Republican Attorneys General Association, where she advanced policy issues important to the Republican attorneys general on the national stage – this included coordinating support for various amicus briefs, providing research and briefings for state attorney generals and their staffs; and organizing major policy conferences on issues like healthcare, state and federal environmental regulation, and financial services rules.
Prior to heading the Rule of Law Defense Fund, Samantha worked as an attorney on Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign for the presidency, and as the Associate Director of Political Affairs at The White House during the administration of President George W. Bush, and as legal counsel for Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, an organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of free markets and a free society.
Samantha attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, receiving several merit scholarships. She served as the Solicitation Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy and graduated cum laude.