Jamie Connell became the BLM’s Colorado State Director in November 2018. Prior to that, she served nearly 2 years as the BLM’s Oregon and Washington State Director and as State Director for Montana and the Dakotas from 2010 to 2016. Her managerial experience includes stints for the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service in locations across the West, including Great Falls and Malta, Montana; Boise, Idaho; and Montrose, Silverthorne, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction, Colorado. Connell began her BLM career as a Petroleum Engineer in Miles City, Montana. She received her bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech.