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BLM Gets New Nevada Leader, Lueders Shifts to New Mexico Post

By Bob Conrad
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BLM's John Ruhs

BLM’s John Ruhs

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that Amy Lueders, BLM Nevada’s state director, is being moved to New Mexico starting this fall.

John Ruhs, who recently completed an assignment as acting BLM Nevada director position, will assume the BLM Nevada director position this fall.

“Amy is a great leader and a natural fit to lead our work in these states,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze said.  “She has been at the forefront of some of our most important initiatives in recent years, and her previous leadership in New Mexico means that she will hit the ground running.”

Lueders has been the BLM Nevada State Director since 2011 and was Nevada Associate State Director from 2004 to 2010.

She was transferred in April to Washington, D.C. as the acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

Ruhs completed a detail assignment as the acting BLM Nevada state director and is serving as the BLM eastern states director.

“John brings a great breadth of experience with him, and a real commitment to collaboration,” Kornze said.  “I look forward to having him in this key leadership position.”

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