Betsy Hildebrandt



As the Associate Director for the Office of Communications and Publishing (OCAP), Betsy Hildebrandt oversees the congressional, media relations, internal communications, web and social media, and publishing activities at the USGS. She is responsible for developing and implementing the Bureau's outreach and communication strategies for external audiences and customers, and for engagement strategies and publishing functions within the USGS.

Career History and Highlights

Betsy most recently served as the Assistant Director for External Affairs at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Prior to that, she served as a senior policy advisor to then-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. She first joined the Department of the Interior as Director of Communications in February 2009, serving in that capacity until she assumed the senior policy advisor post. Before joining the Department of the Interior, she served as senior manager for technology marketing and communication at Accenture; as a senior account executive at Greer, Margolis Mitchell Burns; as a producer at Fenn and King Communications; and as a legislative assistant to Representative Les AuCoin.


Betsy has earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and has completed coursework at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.