BLM names Pamela Mathis as new Northeastern States District Manager


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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the selection of Pamela Mathis as the new District Manager for the Northeastern States District. Ms. Mathis will report to duty on Jan. 16.

“Pamela is an experienced leader who brings passion and innovation to managing public lands,” said Mitchell Leverette, BLM Eastern States State Director. “We are excited to have her lead the Northeastern States District as we advance BLM priorities and address the complex challenges of managing vast natural resources for the benefit of the American people.”

Prior to joining BLM Eastern States, Ms. Mathis served as the Field Manager of the BLM Taos Field Office in New Mexico. She also held previous positions as Associate District Manager at the BLM Gila District in Tucson, Arizona, as well as the Administrative Officer and Public Affairs Specialist during her time with the BLM Phoenix District Office. During Mathis’s tenure with the BLM, she held numerous other leadership positions and notable temporary assignments as deputy district manager, director, and manager at other offices. 

Ms. Mathis’s contributions to the sound management of natural resources have extended beyond the borders of the United States. Her adventurous career path enabled her to travel the world and took her overseas to Micronesia where she served as Press Secretary to Governor Larry Guerrero and was assigned to energy and water development programs with the United Nations. Her development of water education programs landed working relationships with the Mariana islands, the Republic of Palau, Vanuatu, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands and Hawaii.   

The Northeastern States District is responsible for managing public lands and subsurface mineral estate in 20 states east of and bordering the Mississippi River, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.