Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary||
Contact: Hugh Vickery, DOI
|For Immediate Release: May 3, 2004||
MacDonald Named Deputy Assistant Secretary
(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has promoted Julie A. MacDonald to be deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks in the Department of the Interior.
MacDonald has been serving
as senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Craig Manson. She will continue
to report to Manson in her new position. She came to the Department
in July 2002.
MacDonald is a civil engineer
with a master's degree in management. She began her federal career as
a hydraulic engineer with Interior's Bureau of Reclamation in 1979.
In 1987, she commenced a distinguished career in public policy. She
has been a staff consultant in the California Legislature and served
as senior staff to the California Senate minority leader. Governor Pete
Wilson later appointed her as Associate Secretary of the state Health
and Welfare Agency and then in 1996, as Deputy Secretary for Legislative
Affairs in the California Resources Agency. In the latter position,
she was responsible for gaining bipartisan passage of new provisions
in the California Endangered Species Act.
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