Cameron Davis is the "Great Lakes Czar" in the Obama Administration. Appointed in June 2009, Cameron's formal title by the Obama administration is Special advisor to the U.S. EPA overseeing its Great Lakes restoration plan. He reports to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. His responsibilities include coordinating a number of federal agencies on issues relevant to Great Lakes, including invasive species, polluted harbors, sewage overflows and degraded wildlife habitat. Cameron Davis is one of a number of environmental czars, joining Chuck Fox, charged with directing cleanup of the Chesapeake bay.
Prior to his appointment, Cameron Davis was President of the Chicago-based, liberal environmentalist organization Alliance for the Great Lakes. He was a litigating attorney and served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. Davis also served with the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya, where he worked on the Montreal Protocol to protect the Earth’s ozone layer. He also worked at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago.