Springer starts in his new position Oct. 19, replacing Jerry Gregg, who plans to retire at the end of the year.
As area manager, Springer will oversee the management and operation of Reclamation facilities in western Wyoming, Idaho, and eastern Oregon.
Springer has a bachelors and a masters degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He also has an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified project management professional.
Springer served as the assistant manager of the Snake River Area while managing the Upper Snake Field Office in Heyburn for the past two years. He also spent three years in Washington, D.C., as a liaison officer for Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region and on detail in the U.S. House of Representatives addressing natural resources issues. He worked on Colorado River management issues for Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Regional Office. He has also worked as a consulting engineer and management consultant, leading projects in program management, internal controls, and management improvement for federal agencies.
Reclamation’s Snake River Area includes more than 150 employees and 12 irrigation projects that provide for the delivery of irrigation water, hydroelectric generation, flood control and recreation opportunities.