The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the promotion of Paula Cobb to Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs. Prior to this appointment, Paula served as the Director of DEP’s Division of Air Resource Management. In her new position, Paula will oversee DEP’s Air, Water, and Waste Divisions as well as DEP’s regulatory districts. Paula holds both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina, and an LL.M. from Vermont Law School, specializing in environmental law. Prior to serving with DEP, Paula was an associate with Hopping Green & Sams (HGS), where her practice focused on environmental issues, including air and waste management regulation. HGS congratulates Paula on her advancement.