Director, Technical Resources
Mr. Michael Gabaldon is the Director Technical Resources for the Bureau of Reclamation. The position, located in Denver, Colo., oversees Reclamation's Technical Service Center, Research and Development Office, the Power Resources Office, and the Design Estimates and Construction Office.
He began his career with Reclamation in 1982 as a Construction Engineer at the Montrose Projects Office in Colorado where he worked as a construction inspector on Ridgway Dam. In 1989, he relocated to the Durango Projects Office where he was a design engineer on the Anima-La Plata Project. In 1991, Mr. Gabaldon moved to the Bend Construction Office in the Pacific Northwest Region, where he served as Office Engineer. From 1996-98, he served as Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Regional Liaison Officer in Washington, D.C. In 1998, he moved on to be the Area Manager in Albuquerque where he was responsible for Reclamation program activities in the Rio Grande basin, the Pecos River basin, and the Canadian River basin - spanning three states from southeastern Colorado through New Mexico and west Texas.
In 2001, Mr. Gabaldon relocated to Washington, D.C, to serve as the Deputy Director of Operations. In this capacity, his responsibilities included program coordination among Reclamation's regional and area offices. In 2003, he was promoted to Director of the Policy, Management, and Technical Services organization in Denver, CO where he was responsible for the Office of Program and Policy Services, Chief Information Office, Technical Service Center, Research and Development Office, International Affairs, and Management Services Office. He also served as the Secretary's Designee and Chairman of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group.
A native of New Mexico, Mr. Gabaldon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and holds a degree in Water Technology/Utilities from New Mexico State University. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
Last Updated: January 26, 2011
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