Carlie brings a wealth of experience to our organization. She is well-versed in critical issues ranging from water rights to operations and maintenance of Reclamation facilities."
Billings, Mont. (PRWEB) October 27, 2014
Great Plains Regional Director Michael Ryan has announced the selection of Carlie Ronca as Area Manager for Reclamation’s Wyoming Area Office.
"Carlie brings a wealth of experience to our organization," said Ryan. "She is well-versed in critical issues ranging from water rights to operations and maintenance of Reclamation facilities. She is the right person to lead this vital area of the Great Plains Region."
Ronca is responsible for the management of the Wyoming Area Office's portion of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, the Shoshone Project in the Bighorn River Basin, and the North Platte and Kendrick Projects in the North Platte River Basin.
The Area Office provides approximately 2.8 million acre-feet of water releases, 800 gigawatt-hours of hydroelectric power generation, and manages over one half million acres of land for beneficial uses each year. WYAO employs a supervisory control system for operation of the federal dams and power plants on the North Platte, Wind, Bighorn, and Shoshone Rivers in Wyoming. The Area also provides supervisory control for Colorado's Big Thompson Project and Montana’s Yellowtail and Canyon Ferry hydropower facilities.
Prior to the Area Manager position, Ronca was the Resources Division Chief for the Eastern Colorado Area Office in Loveland, Colorado. In that capacity, she managed Project water rights and operations, operations and maintenance of Pueblo dam, water contract administration, and natural resources compliance and management. Ronca joined Reclamation in 2006 as a Natural Resource Specialist and Project Manager. After serving some years in the state public sector, she began her federal career in 1999 in the natural resources fields for the National Park Service.
Ronca holds a Master of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Biology and General Science. She is a graduate of the Reclamation Executive Leadership Program, and has been recognized by customers and stakeholders for her service-oriented approach and ability to produce collaborative and creative solutions to complex issues.