Shelby Hagenauer Named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner

  • by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Oct 29, 2018
  • Water News

WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today announced the appointment of Shelby Hagenauer as Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner. Hagenauer has nearly two decades of experience working on natural resource issues including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and federal water policy.

“Shelby’s understanding of natural resource policy and knowledge of Capitol Hill will be a great asset for Reclamation,” said Commissioner Burman. “Her policy experience will help us craft common sense water policy and enable us to better deliver water and hydroelectric power to the west.”

Hagenauer has close to 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 Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) and former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas. She was the 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 2008 Farm Bill reauthorization activities.

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, including graduating from high school at Edwards Air Force Base, she considers California her home.

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