Mike Ryan appointed Bureau of Reclamation’s Senior Advisor to the Commissioner

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615, psoeth@usbr.gov

For Release: January 08, 2018

Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan
WASHINGTON – Commissioner Brenda Burman announced the appointment of Michael J. Ryan as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner. Ryan joined Reclamation in 1982 and has served as the Great Plains Regional Director for the last 12 years.

“We are very lucky to have someone of Mike’s caliber working for our office,” said Commissioner Burman. “Having someone with 35 years of experience in Reclamation is a tremendous asset. I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”

“It is a great honor to be taking on this new assignment,” said Ryan. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to take the lessons learned from my many years in Reclamation and use them to continue to serve the West’s customers and stakeholders.”

Prior to serving as the Great Plains Regional Director, Ryan was the Northern California Area Manager in Redding, California. He also served as Chairman of the Trinity Management Council, tasked with developing and implementing the Trinity River Restoration Program and advising the Secretary of the Interior on Trinity River anadromous fishery restoration issues. Ryan has been recognized on numerous occasions for significant achievements in the fields of water and power operations and resource management.

A native of Deer Lodge, Montana, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1984 from Montana State University, Bozeman.

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