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 34 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.