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New assistant regional director for Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region named

Jennifer McCloskey has been named the assistant regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region, the bureau announced today. McCloskey, formerly the area manager for Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office, began her new position in the Lower Colorado Regional Office in Boulder City on July 22.

“I’m pleased that Jennifer is joining our Regional Office here in Boulder City,” said Terry Fulp, regional director for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region. “As the Yuma Area Manager, Jennifer has a proven track record as a key member of our Regional Management Team, and we have plenty of work awaiting her expertise.”

McCloskey served in the Yuma Area Office for the previous eight years, beginning in 2005 as the deputy area manager, and as the area manager since 2008. In that position, she provided oversight in the scheduling of Colorado River water deliveries in Arizona, California, and Mexico that serves more than 750,000 people and 1 million acres of commercial agriculture.

“The past eight years at the Yuma Area Office will definitely be a highlight of my career and I will always treasure all that we accomplished,” McCloskey said. “I am really looking forward to the new challenges of balancing the needs of stakeholders region-wide that depend on the Colorado River.”

Before joining Reclamation, McCloskey served as deputy director of tax audit with the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. Prior to public service, she led projects for private sector technology and business services companies in Texas and Florida. She is a certified public accountant and a project management professional, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., and a master’s degree in business administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz.

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit their website at http://www.usbr.gov.

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