Date: January 10, 2007
Contact: Mary Apple, 406-896-5258
BLM Fills Two Top Positions in Montana
Howard Lemm is the new Associate State Director for the Bureau of Land Management in Montana.
Lemm, a native of Twin Bridges, graduated from Montana Tech in 1975 with a degree in petroleum engineering. He started his career with the U.S. Geological Survey in Billings in 1977 and later held petroleum engineering positions with the Minerals Management Service and BLM in Billings, Colorado, and the Lewistown Field Office. After becoming the Deputy State Director for Minerals in the BLM Utah State Office, Lemm returned to Montana in 1991 to be Branch Chief for Oil and Gas. He later became the Branch Chief for Lands and Appraisal, and in 2003 he was named the Deputy State Director for Resources.
Theresa Hanley takes over Lemm’s previous position as the Deputy State Director for Resources.
Hanley, who was raised in New Mexico, graduated from New Mexico State University with bachelor and master degrees in anthropology. Her BLM career began in 1989 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was the Burley (Idaho) Field Office Manager before coming to the Montana State Office in 2003 as the Branch Chief of Planning and Biological Resources.