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Released On: May 02, 2008

Donald R. Glaser named Mid-Pacific Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Robert W. Johnson today announced the selection of Donald R. Glaser as Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Regional Director. Glaser will serve in Sacramento, Calif.

Glaser's experiences are varied and include twenty years with the Bureau of Reclamation in several positions throughout the west and in Washington, D.C., including Assistant Commissioner for Resources Management and Deputy Commissioner. Glaser has spent the past seven years managing several non profits engaged in water education, open space preservation, and fish and wildlife conservation and restoration. Prior to that, he was a water resource consultant, the Executive Director for the Presidential Commission on Western Water Policy and the State Director for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado.

"Reclamation is fortunate to be able to bring Don Glaser back home to the Bureau of Reclamation," said Reclamation Commissioner Bob Johnson, "Don's experience with the Bureau along with everything he has accomplished since he left Reclamation make him the ideal person to fill this important position as part of the Reclamation leadership team."

Glaser was born in Long Beach, Calif., and graduated from Santa Barbara High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University-Billings). He will be moving with his wife Sandi to Sacramento from their current home in Denver, Colo., in the near future.

Johnson continued, "I have every confidence that Don Glaser will help make the Mid-Pacific Region responsive to its customers and effective in carrying out Reclamation's mission. It's a great pleasure for me personally to name Don to one of our top leadership positions."

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