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Date: Sept. 13, 2007

Contact: Cindy Wertz
(307) 775-6014

BLM Selects New Field Manager for
Rawlins Field Office

The Bureau of Land Management has named Patrick Madigan as the Rawlins Field Manager. Madigan will report to Rawlins in early November.

"Patrick brings a wealth of experience in working with other federal, state, and county officials and agencies to build seamless partnerships that benefit all those involved," said Wyoming State Director Bob Bennett. "During his federal service in Wyoming and Utah, and as a Field Manager in Utah and Arizona, he has clearly demonstrated he understands the dynamics of bringing people and agencies together to work toward a common goal."

Madigan began his federal career in St Louis, Mo., with the Department of Defense and transferred to the BLM in 1984. He worked for the BLM in Denver, Colo., Cheyenne and Newcastle, Wyo., Washington DC, Richfield and Monticello Utah, and most recently in Tucson, Ariz. He graduated from South Dakota State University and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Wyoming.

Madigan said he is looking forward to the challenge of serving as field office manager here in Wyoming, which has always been a long-time career goal. "I believe field office staffs are the heart of the BLM and have the greatest potential to positively affect public service. Determining appropriate resource uses, and providing resource protection on the public lands is of the highest importance, and providing leadership and support to that staff is the most important job in the bureau," he said. Madigan and his daughter Tammy, 11, look forward to getting to know folks in the community and plan to enjoy all the outdoor recreational activities available in the area.

Madigan replaces BLM Field Manager Mark Storzer, who took a position in the Milwaukee Field Office.