Jennifer McCloskey, Area Manager,
Bureau of Reclamation
Jennifer McCloskey is the Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office. The office coordinates all water delivery, almost 6 million acre-feet of Colorado River water, to Imperial, Coachella, Yuma valleys and Mexico. In addition to a municipal supply, the water is used to irrigate over 1.2 million acres and provides for the nation’s winter vegetable crop, a $5 billion industry. In addition to water delivery, she is responsible for international Treaty compliance, groundwater management, river maintenance and the Yuma Desalting Plant. In 2011, a successful Pilot Run of the desalting plant and implementation of an international agreement with Mexico was completed under Ms. McCloskey’s leadership.
Ms. McCloskey’s career in water management began with Reclamation in 2005 as the Deputy Area Manager. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director of Tax Audit with the Department of Treasury in Washington D.C. Prior to public service she led domestic and international projects for private sector agriculture, technology and business services companies in Texas and Florida. She has worked in Asia, Latin America and Europe and credits this international experience for her Spanish speaking abilities which have helped with Treaty matters with Mexico.
Ms. McCloskey is a Certified Public Accountant and a Project Management Professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson and Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Ms. McCloskey relishes the challenge we face in balancing the needs of everyone who depends on the Colorado River.
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