Douglas W. Domenech
Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
U.S. Department of the Interior
Doug Domenech was recommended by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, nominated by President Donald J. Trump and unanimously confirmed on September 13, 2017, by the United States Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. On September 18, 2017, he was sworn into office.
Domenech, whose family is from Puerto Rico, holds a BS in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech University and previously served as the Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia overseeing six state environmental, recreation, and historic resource agencies. During the George W. Bush Administration, Domenech served as White House Liaison and Deputy Chief of Staff to Interior Secretaries Gale Norton and Dirk Kempthorne. In addition, he served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Domenech also serves as the Secretary’s appointee to the Advisory Council of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.