Petty Tim

    Mr. Petty is presently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the school of Engineering and Mining. He holds a Master’s degree in Executive International Business Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Purdue University.
    Tim Petty also holds a position as the Deputy Legislative Director for Senator James Risch of Idaho.  Previously he has serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior (DOI) during President George W. Bush administration.  He has also worked for two previous U.S. Senators in the U.S. Senate for Senator Rich Santorum and Senator Connie Mack at the Senate Republican Conference, the third-ranking leadership office.
    Mr. Petty’s experience has taken him from his native Indiana, where he grew up on a farm, to the mountains and shores of Southern California and Washington DC.  He worked in the private sector for more than 10 years in California and Indiana as a geologist and a hydrogeologist, specializing in structural geology, surface and sub-surface water research, and environmental risk assessment. 
    At DOI, Mr. Petty gave leadership to the U.S. Geological Survey, covering the five disciplines of Geology, Biology, Water, Geography, Geospatial Information and supported the Bureau of Reclamation at the policy level. He provided extensive oversight of the policy and technical spectrum of programs such as hydrology, earthquakes, volcanoes, geospatial resources, and surface/subsurface water-to-space observation regarding Landsat.


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