White House Announces Additional Interior Leadership Nominations

Last edited 04/23/2021

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 
Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – The White House today announced the intent to nominate the following officials to serve at the Department of the Interior:  

  • Bryan Newland – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs  
  • Tracy Stone-Manning – Director of Bureau of Land Management 

The nominations will now be considered by the U.S. Senate. 

“Bryan and Tracy care deeply about ensuring that our country’s stewardship of public lands and waters is responsible and equitable. They will both help lead the Interior Department's efforts to pursue a clean energy future, engage Tribal communities and governments, and protect our land, waters, and wildlife habitats for generations to come,” said Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.  

Bryan Newland is a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community (Ojibwe), where he recently completed his tenure as Tribal President. Prior to that, Bryan served as Chief Judge of the Bay Mills Tribal Court. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Counselor and Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law. Bryan enjoys hiking and kayaking the shores of Lake Superior, and is a nature photography enthusiast. 

Tracy Stone-Manning was most recently senior advisor for conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation. Before joining the Federation, she served as Montana Governor Bullock’s chief of staff, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of his cabinet and the state’s 11,000 employees. She stepped into that post after serving as the Director of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality and as a regional director and senior advisor to Senator Jon Tester. Tracy lives in Missoula, Montana and holds a master's in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and a bachelor's from the University of Maryland. 


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