Associate State Director Katherine (Kate) P. Kitchell
Associate State Director Kate Kitchell manages the internal operations of the Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas, while ensuring a seamless transition in the State Director’s absence. Kitchell began her federal career with the National Park Service and has held BLM management positions in Colorado, Utah, and Idaho in field and state offices. Prior to accepting her position as Associate State Director, Kitchell was Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff. Kitchell has Natural Resources degrees from the University of New Hampshire (B.S.) and Utah State University (M.S.). Kate and her husband enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.