Lester Herrington, P.E., BCEE, CPM
Director, Office of Environmental Health
Before joining MSDH, Les Herrington served in a wide range of roles at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, with earlier experience in managing environmental health and safety operations and employee training in the private sector.
Les Herrington is registered as a Professional Engineer by the Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and is board-certified as an Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He holds a Certificate of Public Management from the Mississippi State Personnel Board. He is also an active member of the Mississippi Water Environment Association . He earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Mississippi.