Environmental group names new executive director

Ken Cook, the group's co-founder, will retain his role as president and his place on the EWG board of directors. EWG said he will maintain a "central role in organizational and policy strategy and development."

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Cook said in a statement that "there’s no one I’d rather have leading our team" than White.  

Aside from her time with EWG, White also served as energy and environment counsel for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and as director of education advocacy with the National Wildlife Federation.

White also was a recount attorney and served as deputy director of women’s outreach for former Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign.