Raymond Suazo

Ray Suazo

BLM Arizona State Director

Ray Suazo became the BLM Arizona State Director in 2012. He joined the Arizona State Office team in 2006 and served as Chief Information Officer, Deputy State Director for Business and Support Services, and Associate State Director before his appointment as State Director. Suazo is an Air Force veteran with more than 30 years of public service. Prior to joining the BLM, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service for many years, beginning his career as a seasonal Range Technician and later serving as Deputy Forest Supervisor in Arizona, Rangeland Information Program Manager in New Mexico, and National Rangeland Information Coordinator in Washington, DC. A native of New Mexico, Suazo earned a bachelor of arts degree in management information systems from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Arizona Priorities

Land conditions reflect, align, and adapt to achieve the health, diversity and productivity of public lands. 

  • Heritage
    National Conservation Lands - Tribal - Heritage Properties

Conserve, protect and restore heritage resources important to the public, tribes and communities. 

  • Community
    Recreation - Sustainable Energy - Public Safety

Community needs are supported with a strong connection between people and the public lands.