Upper Colorado Region, Environmental Resources Division Chief
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Beverley Heffernan has been Manager of the Environmental Resources Division in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region since October 2010. Prior to that, she served as Chief of the Environmental Group in the Provo Area Office from November 2002 until moving to the regional office. She began working for Reclamation as the project manager for the Operation of Flaming Gorge Environmental Impact Statement in July 2001.
Beverley began her federal career in 1975 at the Federal Energy Administration, which became part of the new Department of Energy in 1978. She held a number of different positions over the years at the Energy Department, including staff assistant to an Assistant Secretary during the Carter Administration and staff assistant to the Under Secretary in the Reagan Administration. She held several different environmental compliance positions dealing with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and a multitude of other environmental and cultural resource protection laws. She also held public outreach and speechwriting positions at the Energy Department during the Bush and Clinton Administrations.
Beverley was born and raised in Houston, Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and spent 20 years working ‘inside the beltway’ before she and her husband came to their senses and moved to Utah. She has been married for 33 years, and has two sons, two horses, and two dogs.