Communications Director Selected for Arizona BLM

BLM Release
8/7/14

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has selected Amber L. Cargile as the new Deputy State Director for Communications in Arizona.

Ms. Cargile comes to the BLM from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Phoenix, where she serves as a primary spokesperson for ICE along the Southwest border.  She will report to the BLM on September 8, 2014.

Ray Suazo, BLM Arizona State Director, selected Cargile to the position overseeing the communications program for Arizona’s 12.2 million acres of public lands and 17.5 million acres of subsurface mineral estate. “Amber has an extensive background in communications, successfully leading public affairs teams in the U.S. and overseas. Her coaching and mentoring approach, and ability to build teams, while providing innovative public affairs strategies and products, will greatly benefit BLM Arizona.”

“I’m looking forward to joining the BLM state team and assisting them with their mission of managing public lands for the use and enjoyment of America’s present and future generations,” said Cargile.

As a member of the BLM Arizona State Leadership Team, Amber will be the principal advisor for all public relations, congressional/legislative/regulatory coordination, public outreach, media relations, and the development of products and services.  She will provide public affairs support and guidance to managers and staff located in the BLM Arizona State Office in downtown Phoenix and seven field offices, including north Phoenix, Tucson, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Safford and Yuma, Arizona and St. George, Utah, which manages public lands in the Arizona Strip, north of the Grand Canyon.

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