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Cece Kremer

Vice President, Federal Affairs

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Cece Kremer is The HSUS's Vice President of Federal Affairs. Eric Vance Photography

Cece Kremer advocates for animal welfare issues on the federal front as The HSUS's Vice President of Federal Affairs.

Before joining The HSUS in 2011, Kremer operated her own business, specializing in government affairs. She handled environmental, regulatory, and energy issues for a number of associations and non-profit groups.

She previously served for eight years in senior posts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joining EPA in 2001 as director of operations and as a senior adviser to the administrator before being named deputy associate administrator for public affairs and later deputy chief of staff.

From 1993 to 2000, Kremer was vice president for government affairs for the Plumbing Manufacturer's Institute, the association representing the $8 billion plumbing manufacturing industry. Between 1980 and 1992, Kremer held a number of key positions in the White House and the Treasury Department.

As a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan, she was the first woman to head a presidential advance team and directed advance for Reagan's visit to China in 1984 and for the Chinese Premier's return visit to the U.S. She was named deputy assistant secretary of the treasury for public liaison by Treasury Secretary James Baker in 1985.

Between 1988 and 1993, Kremer served in the George H. W. Bush Administration as assistant to the vice president before being named deputy assistant to the president for public liaison. Kremer was appointed by the President to serve on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1992.

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