Deputy Administrator: July 15, 2011 – Present
On June 2, 2011, Secretary Ray LaHood appointed Greg Winfree Deputy Administrator of RITA and he was sworn in on July 15, 2011. Greg originally came to RITA on March 15, 2010 as Chief Counsel. He has served as the agency's Acting Administrator, and as chairman of the Department of Transportation's Innovation Council.
Prior to his RITA appointment, Greg served as Chief Litigation Counsel for Freeport-McMoRan Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of copper, gold, molybdenum and other industrial and precious metals. He also served as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' Director of Litigation and Union Carbide Corporation's Senior Litigation Counsel. Before embarking on an in-house career pathway, Greg served as a Trial Attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division which he joined after a stint at a prominent Washington, D.C., law firm.
Throughout his corporate career Greg has been affiliated with organizations with a strong focus in the STEM disciplines. Moreover, Greg is a holder of design and utility patents for innovations he developed. He earned a B.S. degree in Communications/Public Relations from St. John's University and a J.D. from Georgetown University where he served as a Lead Articles Editor for The Tax Lawyer, the A.B.A. journal of taxation.