Reclamation Names New Area Manager for Dakotas

Media Contact: Patience Hurley, (701) 221-1204

For Release: June 16, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has named David Rosenkrance as the new manager for the Dakotas Area Office which has oversight responsibility for rural water projects, 9 dams, and associated activities in North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Wyoming.

"I am pleased to announce Rosenkrance's selection for leading the Dakotas Area Office," said Great Plains Regional Director Mike Ryan. "Not only does he have a wealth of experience and background in management issues, he brings a strong customer-focused approach and demonstrated ability to implement innovative and collaborative solutions to complex resource challenges."

Rosenkrance comes to Reclamation from the Bureau of Land Management where throughout his 23-year federal career, he has held a number of key positions in which he has overseen the successful development, implementation and coordination of many programs and initiatives, including during his most recent tenure as Associate District Manager for the BLM’s Northwest District in Grand Junction, CO.

Included among his many career achievements, Rosenkrance was awarded the Secretary of Interior's Cooperative Conservation Award and the Secretary's Partners in Conservation Award, and recognized by the Public Lands Foundation, receiving their award Outstanding Public Land Professional Manager.

Rosenkrance will assume his new position on June 15, succeeding Richard Long who retires this month. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and is a registered mechanical engineer.

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Relevant Link:

Dakotas Area Office Home Page