When working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency she was Deputy Administrator; Assistant Administrator - Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances; Assistant Administrator - Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation; and Chief of Staff to the EPA Administrator. She was also Vice President of Government Affairs for Monsanto Company, a pesticide and biotechnology corporation. Fisher was also "Of Counsel" with the law firm Latham & Watkins. She attended George Washington University for a masters in Business Administration, Miami University for a B.A and the Ohio State University for a law degree.
In an oral history, EPA Administrator William K. Reilly described Fisher as one of his ablest people, proving to be a star as his Assistant Administrator for Toxics and Pesticides.
Fisher was mentioned in the documentary Circle of Poison (2018) reporting the export of chemical products manufactured in the US for export that are banned from domestic use.
· EPA Alumni Association: A Half Century of Progress – former senior EPA officials describe the evolution of the U.S. fight to protect the environment
· EPA Alumni Association: Toxic Substances, A Half Century of Progress, March 1, 2016
- Meet the Executives
- "Executive Profile Linda J. Fisher". Bloomberg Business. July 31, 2015.
- EPA History."Deputy Administrators" Archived 2010-04-19 at the Wayback Machine, accessed August 11, 2009.
- "Biography Linda J. Fisher". August 7, 1989. Archived October 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- EPA Alumni Association: EPA Administrator William K. Reilly describes his selection of Linda Fisher as one of EPA’s leaders. Reflections on US Environmental Policy: An Interview with William K. Reilly Video, Transcript (see p9).
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