BOEM Leadership


Elizabeth (Liz) Klein currently serves as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and previously served as Senior Counselor to Secretary Haaland at the Department of the Interior. Klein is an attorney who specializes in clean energy, climate change, and environmental law and policy. A member of the Biden-Harris administration since January 2021, President Biden is the third President under which Liz has served at Interior, having worked for both the Clinton and Obama administrations. Under Secretaries Ken Salazar and Sally Jewell, Liz served as Interior’s Associate Deputy Secretary as well as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Policy, Management and Budget.

Deputy Director

As Deputy Director of BOEM, Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. These programs include renewable energy, oil and gas, marine minerals, and environmental science and assessment.

Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of BOEM upon its establishment in October 2011, Dr. Cruickshank served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the former MMS since 2002.

Dr. Cruickshank has worked in the Department of the Interior for more than 35 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Program Chiefs

Budget & Administration
Congressional Affairs
Diversity, Inclusion & Civil Rights
Environmental Program
Renewable Energy
Strategic Resources

Regional Directors