Larry Walkoviak was appointed Regional Director of the Upper Colorado Region in September 2007. Prior to that he served as Deputy Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region since August 2005.
In his more than 32 years of federal service, all with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mr. Walkoviak has served in several managerial positions. Prior to his appointment with the Lower Colorado Region, he held positions in Reclamation's Great Plains and Upper Colorado Regions, having spent seventeen years in the Upper Colorado Region. He was area manager of Reclamation's Oklahoma-Texas Area Office where he administered programs and projects in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. His previous tenure in the Upper Colorado Region included assignments in Farmington and Albuquerque, New Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah where he was responsible for Reclamation activities ranging from planning studies and environmental compliance to daily operations and maintenance for projects in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. During his career he has received numerous awards including the Department of the Interior’s Superior Service and Meritorious Service awards.
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and raised on a dairy farm in east Texas, Larry holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University. He and his wife Jo have been married almost 33 years, and have four sons and four grandchildren.