Deputy Commissioner Todd Presented with Secretary's Executive Leadership Award

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615

For Release: April 24, 2006

Acting Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett presented Deputy Commissioner Larry Todd with the Secretary's Executive Leadership Award, Bronze, today in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Todd was honored for his leadership of Reclamation's Security, Safety and Law Enforcement Program.

"Larry provided a positive influence on management practices, operating procedure and program implementation that contributed substantially to the safety and security of Reclamation's entire infrastructure," said Reclamation Acting Commissioner William Rinne. "His expertise, advice, and opinions are sought and respected by peers along with other federal agencies, non-federal organizations, Congress and law enforcement officials."

Todd was named Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration and Budget effective January 3, 2006. Prior to assuming this position, Todd was the Director, Security, Safety and Law Enforcement for nearly four years, responsible for oversight of security at Reclamation's facilities across the Western United States.

Todd's experience spans more than 30 years of government service in various land management, reservoir design and construction, and policy and management analysis positions held in Washington, DC, Montana, Texas, and Colorado.

Todd holds a Bachelor's Degree in Ecology and Master's in Biology from Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

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