Director Gregory J. Gould
Mr. Gould was named the Associate Director of the Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) Program, on June 2, 2008. With the transition to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Mr. Gould will serve as Director of ONRR.
As Director of ONRR, Mr. Gould is responsible for the collection and disbursement of billions of dollars annually in revenues owed the Federal government and American Indians from energy production on all Federal and American Indian lands. Additionally, he is responsible for ONRR’s compliance, enforcement and asset management programs.
Prior to serving as the Director, Mr. Gould served as Chief of the Environmental Division within the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and was responsible for exercising policy and staff direction over a nationwide program for environmental assessment of the Outer Continental Shelf. The Division provided policy guidance, direction, and program oversight with respect to evaluating the potential and actual environmental impacts associated with extraction of offshore minerals, including oil, gas, sand, gravel, and renewable energy production. The Division ensured agency policies and industry practices conformed to the Nation’s environmental policies and laws; managed the National Offshore Environmental Studies Program; and oversaw the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the 5-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Mr. Gould began his career with the Department of the Interior as a Geologist in the New York OCS office of the Bureau of Land Management in 1981. A charter member of MMS, he then served in various capacities in the headquarters offices of the MMS Offshore program – working as a Marine Policy Analyst with the Offshore Information Program, a Physical Scientist in charge of the Offshore Civil/Criminal Penalties Program, and as Chief of the Safety and Enforcement Branch in the Offshore Engineering and Operations Division.
In addition to his Executive Branch work, Mr. Gould served as an energy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oceanography.
Mr. Gould earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, and graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University. Mr. Gould lives with his wife and two children in Sterling, Virginia.
Deputy Director – Deborah Gibbs Tschudy
Deborah Gibbs Tschudy serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue overseeing ONRR’s operations in Lakewood, Colorado. During her career with the Department of Interior, Ms. Tschudy has directed regulatory and policy development in the areas of royalty valuation, Native American Indian trust management, hard rock mining, and information technology. From November 1992 to October 2000, Ms. Tschudy served as the agency’s Chief, Royalty Valuation Division and oversaw the development of several valuation regulations governing Federal and Indian leases. From 2000 to 2004, she served as Program Director for ONRR’s Audit and Compliance program providing leadership over delegated and cooperative audit agreements with 11 States and 7 American Indian Tribes. She was responsible for implementation of the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 that impact minerals revenue management.
Ms. Tschudy is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive and was chosen as the Colorado Federal Executive Board’s 2011 Executive of the Year. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Financial and Program Management Program Director – Jim Steward
Jim Steward is the Program Director for Financial and Program Management, a division responsible for an end-to-end financial process for all oil, gas, and solid mineral production on Federal and Indian lands. He spent 17 years at the Department of Energy before joining the Department of the Interior in 2004. Before being selected to his current position, he served as the Program Director for Asset Management and the Program Director for Royalty in Kind. Mr. Steward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration in 1986, both from the University of Nebraska.
Audit and Compliance Management Program Director – Theresa Walsh Bayani
Theresa Walsh Bayani serves as the Program Director for Audit and Compliance Management providing leadership over the ONRR audit program and delegated and cooperative audit agreements with States and American Indian Tribes. Ms. Bayani is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honorary recognition an employee can receive within the Department of the Interior. She was also named “Engineer of the Year”, recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Professional Engineers in Government as one of the top engineers in the agency. She received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.