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Joan Moody
For Immediate Release: July 12, 2004
Secretary Norton Promotes Communications Leaders Tina Kreisher Director of Communications
and Daniel DuBray, Press Secretary

Washington - Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has announced a newly promoted Department of Interior Communications team. She praised President Bush's appointment of Tina Kreisher as director of communications. Kreisher had served as deputy director and acting director of communications. Norton also named Daniel J. DuBray as acting press secretary today. DuBray previously served the department as special assistant for communications - Indian affairs and senior content manager of the department's website,

"I am especially pleased to make these promotions because both Tina Kreisher and Dan DuBray are outstanding professionals who have already proven invaluable to Interior over the past several years," Secretary Norton said. "Their dedication and talent are top assets to this department and help ensure that we provide the best and most accurate information to the American public."

Kreisher has an extensive background in public affairs related to natural resources and the environment. In addition to speechwriting, since February 2002 Kreisher has served as deputy communications director and then acting director of communications at the Interior Department. Before that, she served as associate Administrator for education and media relations for the Environmental Protection Agency. From June 1998 to February 2001, she was communications director for the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Before then, she served as deputy director of Gov. Christie Todd Whitman's Washington office; press secretary to several Members of Congress, and a reporter with a number of newspapers.

Before coming to work for the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of Interior in 2002, DuBray previously was communications director for Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. He also served as a senior advisor to former Montana congressmen Ron Marlenee and Rick Hill. While on Marlenee's staff, he played a key role on the team that successfully developed legislation to create the National Indian Memorial at Montana's Little Bighorn Battlefield.

DuBray has worked extensively in radio and television broadcasting, having produced, anchored and managed a variety of broadcast news and entertainment programs for KALL AM/FM in Salt Lake City and for KULR-TV and KBLG AM Newsradio in Billings, Mont.

A member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, his hometown is Billings. From 1993 to 1996, he served as executive director of the Billings Community Cable Corp. and its Community Seven Television. DuBray produced and moderated nationally televised federal candidate debates produced in partnership with the Billings Gazette.



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