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William WerkheiserWilliam Werkheiser
Deputy Director, Office of the Director, USGS
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As Acting Deputy Director, Bill Werkheiser is responsible for assisting the Director of the USGS in leading the Nation's largest water, Earth, and biological science, and civilian mapping agency.

Career History and Highlights:

Mr. Werkheiser has served in numerous positions since joining the USGS in 1986. Prior to his position as Associate Director for Water, he was the Regional Director for the former USGS Eastern Region, where he oversaw activities related to biological, geographical, geological, and hydrological research and assessments.

He also led the Natural Hazards Initiative Team and the long-term Hurricane Katrina Response and Recovery Team for the USGS. He has over 25 years of experience with the USGS and other gencies working on a variety of environmental and scientific issues.


Mr. Werkheiser received a bachelor's degree in geology from Bloomsburg University and a masterĀ?s degree in hydrogeology and glacial geology from the University of Massachusetts.


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