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Sandy Day selected as Reclamation’s chief of public affairs

Media Contact: Reclamation Office of Communications
For Release: Jan 22, 2024
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WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton has selected Sandy Day as the chief of public affairs. Day is responsible for overseeing Reclamation’s national communications strategy in support of Reclamation’s focus on managing water and power related resources across the 17 Western states.

"Sandy is an outstanding addition to our team and his extensive communications experience makes him uniquely qualified for this key leadership position," said Commissioner Touton. "Throughout his distinguished career, he has exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, and I have every confidence that he will continue to lead with the same passion and commitment that has defined his reputation."

Day joins Reclamation after serving as the national press secretary for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, where he developed integrated communication strategies to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve offshore resources through oversight and enforcement. His extensive leadership experience also includes overseeing teams of communications professionals as the chief of external affairs for the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as serving as a senior communications professional with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, and several private sector organizations.

In response to his selection, Day expressed his commitment to advancing Reclamation’s mission through developing results-driven communication strategies that directly support organizational priorities. "I am both honored and grateful to have been selected for this important role with Reclamation," said Day. "I admire the genuine passion of Reclamation’s workforce and look forward to joining them in advancing Reclamation’s vital mission across the American West."

Day earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Law from the University of Maryland (Francis King Carey School of Law). He is a graduate of the Defense Information School and is a native of Pickens, Mississippi.

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