Joseph
Thompson

Assistant Director, Natural Resources & Environment Team

Joe Thompson is an Assistant Director in GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team.  He coordinates GAO’s climate change and air pollution work and has been at GAO for over 18 years. Joe has a BS in environmental policy from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Most of Joe’s free time is spent playing with his 1 year old daughter Audra and changing her diapers.

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