Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Kevin Bumatay Selected as New Budget and Admin Leader for Service's Pacific and Pacific Southwest Regions

June 28, 2016


Jane Chorazy, Public Affairs Officer
(503) 231-2251


PORTLAND, Oregon – Kevin Bumatay has been selected as the new Assistant Regional Director for Budget and Administration, for the Pacific and Pacific Southwest Regions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). He will start this new position immediately.

In this role, Bumatay will oversee the business and administrative processes of the two Western Service regions.  These processes include human resources, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, contracting, budget formulation and execution, engineering and safety.

“The position of Assistant Regional Director for Budget and Administration is key to continued success of the regions’ shared services, an initiative that is demonstrating large-scale efficiency and economy,” said Ren Lohoefener, Regional Director of the Service’s Pacific Southwest Region.  “Kevin has all of the skills essential to the collaboration and will help lead the regions and the Service.”

Bumatay joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2015 as the Budget and Finance Officer for the Pacific West Regions.  Prior to that, Kevin was the Director for the Division of Budget Policy, Execution, and Review and the Deputy Performance Improvement Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; in this role he oversaw the production of the Department’s $1 trillion annual budget to Congress.  Kevin started his career in 2003 as a budget analyst at Naval Reactors, a joint U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Defense program, ultimately becoming their Deputy Director for Finance and Budget.

"Kevin brings impressive accomplishment and breadth to this vital leadership position," said Robyn Thorson, Regional Director of the Service's Pacific Region.  "He has a track record of excellence in multiple agencies, and is a top mind in the world of government financial administration."

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Decision Information Sciences from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  Kevin served in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant in 2007.  Kevin and his husband, John, live in northeast Portland.  

"I am delighted to be joining the regional senior leadership team,” said Bumatay.  “I look forward to building upon the strong partnership between the Pacific and Pacific Southwest Regions.  With the upcoming transition to a new administration and continued push within the government to optimize the way we do business, I want to make sure our two regions are adequately represented in any new initiatives and our regions' expertise and leadership are leveraged to deliver the most promising outcomes.  Serving our people and stakeholders, finding new ways to collaborate and create new partnerships, and delivering impact to meet our conservation goals are at the top of my mind every single day.” 

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