OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Present and Former Directors

Following is a list of Office of Surface Mining Directors and Acting Directors. These Directors and Acting Directors have served in these positions since the Office of Surface Mining was etablished in 1977.


Director Title Starting Date Ending Date Months in Office
Joseph Pizarchik Director1 November 6, 2009    
Glenda Owens Acting Director January 1, 2009 November 6, 2009 10
Brent Wahlquist Director1 August 3, 2007 December 31, 2008 16
Jeffrey Jarrett Director1 February 12, 2002 January 2, 2006 59
Glenda Owens Acting Director January 20, 2001 February 11, 2002 13
Kay Henry Acting Director April 10, 2000 January 20, 2001 9
Kathy Karpan Director1 August 4, 1997 April 10, 2000 32
Kay Henry Acting Director September 16, 1996 August 3, 1997 11
Robert Uram Director1 March 10, 1994 September 16, 1996 30
Ann Shields Acting Director November 15, 1993 March 10, 1994 4
Hord Tipton Acting Director January 21, 1993 November 14, 1993 10
Harry Snyder Director1 August 2, 1989 January 20, 1993 41
Robert Gentile Director2 November, 1988 July 31, 1989 8
Robert Gentile Acting Director March 21, 1988 November, 1988 8
Jed Christensen Director1 April 25, 1985 March 20, 1988 35
John Ward Acting Director August 25, 1984 April 24, 1985 8
Lisle Reed Acting Director March 16, 1984 August 24, 1984 5
Richard Harris Director1 July 29, 1981 March 15, 1984 32
Andy Bailey Acting Director May 20, 1981 July 28, 1981 2
Paul Reeves Acting Director January 20, 1981 May 19, 1981 4
Walter Heine Director1 March 11, 1978 January 19, 1981 34
  1. Confirmed by the Senate
  2. Recess appointment

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