As Director of ONRR, Gregory 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 financial, compliance, and CEVA 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 (OCS). 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.