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Nevada Gov.-elect Sandoval announces two more administration appointments


By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval today announced two more appointments to his administration, naming Stacey Crowley as director of the Nevada State Office of Energy.

Sandoval also named Leo Drozdoff as director of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Sandoval will take office in January.

Crowley, a graduate of the University of Michigan, is accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). In 2006, Crowley was a presenter and panel member on the Governor’s High Performance Building Summit, “Introduction to LEED in Nevada.”

She is a frequent speaker on green energy and sustainability, and her work from single family homes to master-planned communities has been recognized with industry awards for neutral energy use and smart growth. Currently the owner of Stacey Crowley Consulting, she has a master’s of architecture from the University of New Mexico.

“Stacey is a recognized leader in green development and her background in architecture and community development will bring a fresh perspective to this important job,” Sandoval said. “With over 14 years of experience in architecture, planning, policy, research and advocacy, Stacey will be a strong advocate for sustainability in the Energy Office.

“Energy policy will be key to my efforts to diversity Nevada’s economy and Stacey’s private sector and renewable energy experience will help set a new standard of excellence in the field,” he said.

Drozdoff, currently acting director of Conservation and Natural Resources, was previously the administrator for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. Drozdoff has also served as the bureau chief of Mining Regulation and Reclamation, Water Pollution Control and as deputy administrator for NDEP’s water programs.

“With his broad background in natural resource issues, Leo will be a strong advocate for his department and our fellow Nevadans,” Sandoval said.

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