M. Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner
Camille Calimlim Touton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2021, as the 24th commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation.
Commissioner Touton returned to the Department of the Interior in January with the Biden-Harris Administration as Reclamation’s deputy commissioner ... (Read More →)
Michael Brain, Deputy Commissioner
Michael Brain is the deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. In this role, he oversees the Reclamation’s media relations, internal communications and congressional relations programs to increase awareness and unde ... (Read More →)
David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Operations
David Palumbo is the Bureau of Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner of Operations. In that role he has leadership accountability for the environmentally and economically sound delivery of water and power to the 17 western states served by Reclamation.
David oversees operations in Reclamati ... (Read More →)
Grayford F. Payne, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration and Budget
Grayford F. Payne serves as the Deputy Commissioner for policy, administration and budget, and as the chief financial officer, in the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2005 and oversees all aspects of Reclamation’s nearl ... (Read More →)
Robert Wolf, Director, Program and Budget
As the Director of Program and Budget, Robert W. Wolf is the Senior Executive responsible for Reclamation's budget formulation, budget execution, and performance. He represents Reclamation in all day-to-day interactions with the Congressional Appropriations Committees (Subcommittees on Energy and ... (Read More →)
David Raff, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, Chief Engineer
David Raff, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, was named Chief Engineer on May 28, 2020. Reclamation is a preeminent engineering organization with world-wide recognition for excellence in engineering and science. As the Chief Engineer, Dr. Raff will direct Reclamation's engineering and scientific programs in Tech ... (Read More →)
Richard LaFond, P.E., Director, Technical Services Center
Richard (Dick) LaFond was named as the Director of the Technical Service Center for the Bureau of Reclamation on September 1, 2020. The Technical Service Center (TSC), located in Denver Colorado, provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues. As Director, LaFond is responsible ... (Read More →)
Chris Beardsley, Director, Policy and Programs
Chris Beardsley was named as director policy and programs on May 18, 2020. He is responsible for planning and executing the following divisions: Security, Safety and Emergency Management, Environmental Compliance, Reclamation Law Administration, and Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight.< ... (Read More →)
Karen Knight, P.E., Dam Safety and Infrastructure
Karen Knight, P.E., ... (Read More →)
Heidi Morrow, Director, Mission Support Organization
Heidi Morrow was named the Director Mission Support Organization on January 18, 2022.
The Mission Support Organization is in ... (Read More →)
Karla Smiley, Director Information Resources Office
Karla Smiley serves as the Associa ... (Read More →)
Brent Esplin, Regional Director, Missouri Basin (Interior Region 5) and Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas Gulf (Interior Region 6)
Brent C Esplin is the regional director for the Missouri Basin (Interior Region 5) and Arkansas-Rio GrandeTexas Gulf (Interior Region 6), which collectively are the largest and most ecologically diverse regions in Reclamation.
Esplin began this position June 21, 2020. He provides l ... (Read More →)
Jacklynn (Jaci) L. Gould, Regional Director, Interior Region 8: Lower Colorado Basin
Jaci Gould is the Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Basin Region.
With more than 29 years of experience with Reclamation, Jaci leads over 800 employees in the region, which encompasses the last 700 miles of the Colorado River to the Mexican border, so ... (Read More →)
Ernest A. Conant, Regional Director, Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin
Ernest A. Conant was named regional director of the California-Great Basin on Jan. 17, 2019. Conant has nearly 40 years of water law experience and previously served as a senior partner of Young Wooldridge, LLP.
As Regional Director,, Conant will manage one of the nation's largest ... (Read More →)
Jennifer Carrington, Regional Director, Interior Region 9: Columbia-Pacific Northwest
Jennifer was named as the regional director for the Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region on May 9. Please see the news release for more information.... (Read More →)
Wayne Pullan, Regional Director, Interior Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin
Wayne G. Pullan is the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Basin Regional Director who has more than 26 years of Reclamation experience. Pullan oversees a variety of water and hydropower projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
As Regional Director, ... (Read More →)
Robert "Bob" Pike, Senior Advisor - Design, Estimating & Construction Oversight and Dam Safety Officer
Robert "Bob" Pike was named the Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Dam Safety Officer on Nov 10, 2021. ... (Read More →)
Max Spiker, Senior Advisor for Hydropower and Electric Reliability Officer
Max Spiker was named as senior advisor for hydropower and electric reliability officer on November 9, 2016.
In this capacity he coordinates implementation of corporate partnership efforts involving Reclamation's power functions and serve as the liaison on intergovernmental initiati ... (Read More →)
Levi Brekke, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Advisor for Research and Development
Levi Brekke, Ph.D., P.E., is the senior advisor for research and development. Levi provides executive oversight of all aspects of the research and development office and data management activities for Reclamation’s workforce.
Prior to this position, Brekke was named the R&D Office P ... (Read More →)
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