Banner: Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region
Reclamation Home            Regional Offices            Newsroom            Library            Projects & Facilities
 

About the Great Plains Regional Management:

Michael J. Ryan is Regional Director of Reclamation's Great Plains (GP) Region. The Regional Director is located in Billings, Montana, and has responsibility for all Reclamation program activities in the Great Plains Region, which includes North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and most of Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

Ryan previously served as Northern California Area Manager at Shasta Lake, California. In that capacity, Ryan managed nine dams, which stored and delivered water for irrigation and municipal use, and six associated power plants. He also served as Chairman of the Trinity Management Council, tasked with developing and implementing the Trinity River Restoration Program and advising the Secretary of the Interior on Trinity River anadromous fishery restoration issues.

Between 1992 and 1996, Ryan was manager of the Klamath Basin Area Office in Klamath Falls, Oregon. From December 1988 though 1992, he directed the operation and maintenance of a number of facilities of the Fryingpan-Arkansas and Colorado-Big Thompson projects and the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Water Treatment Plant in Colorado.

Ryan started his full-time career in January 1985 in Billings, Montana, in what was then the headquarters for Reclamation’s Upper Missouri Region. During his four years in Billings he worked in facility operation and maintenance, dam safety, and water conservation programs.

A native of Deer Lodge, Montana, Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman, in 1984 and is a registered professional engineer.


Michael J. Ryan, Great Plains Regional Director
(Above) Michael J. Ryan,
Great Plains Regional Director
 
Gary Campbell, Great Plains Deputy Regional Director
(Above) Gary Campbell,
Great Plains Deputy Regional Director

Gary Campbell, Deputy Regional Director: Gary Campbell became Deputy Regional Director of Reclamation’s Great Plains Region in October 2005. Prior to coming to Reclamation, Campbell had served 26 years in federal service in progressively responsible positions throughout the West. Immediately prior to coming to the Great Plains Region, Campbell worked for nearly six years in Washington, D.C. in different management positions for the Forest Service. Campbell received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a registered professional engineer.

John Soucy, Great Plains Deputy Regional Director
(Above) John Soucy,
Great Plains Deputy Regional Director
John Soucy, Deputy Regional Director: Soucy was appointed Deputy Regional Director of Reclamation's Great Plains Region effective April 28, 2009. He has been with Reclamation since 1991, previously serving as the Region's Chief Information Officer. Prior to coming to Reclamation, Soucy worked for the Air Force. His last location before coming to Billings was at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., where he was Manager for Information Technology Contracts and Administration, in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

Soucy is an active member of the Billings community. He has been a member of the District Advancement Committee for the Boy Scouts of America in Billings, Montana, for nearly 15 years. He has also been a football official for more than 25 years.

Last Updated: May 1, 2013

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Accessibility | FOIA | Quality of Information | FAQ | Notices
DOI | Recreation.gov | USA.gov
Stay in touch with Reclamation: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram | RSS | Multimedia