Shelby Hagenauer

Shelby Hagenauer
Deputy Commissioner

Shelby Hagenauer is Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation, where she represents the Commissioner and the bureau’s interests to facilitate priorities, engage with Congress and stakeholders, and manage our water resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner.

She has 20 years of experience working in and with the federal government through positions on Capitol Hill and the private sector. Her policy experience ranges from work on natural resource, agriculture and California water policy to financial services and defense issues.

Hagenauer spent more than a decade serving on the staffs of current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) and former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas. She served as lead water policy staff for both members, working extensively on behalf of congressional districts from the Central Valley of California. Additionally, she was Leader McCarthy’s primary advisor for farm bill reauthorization activities when he served on the House Agriculture Committee. In the private sector, Hagenauer continued working with natural resource clients as part of the Public Policy Practice Group at Nossaman LLP.

Hagenauer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. After growing up on and near military bases around the country, she considers California her home.

Updated 9/30/2019

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