|Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management|
June 18, 2009
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico|
Sylvia V. Baca is an American government official. She was appointed by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management on June 18, 2009. Baca, a former employee of BP Oil  was the general manager for Social Investment Programs and Strategic Partnerships at BP America, Inc. As part of her duties at the United States Department of the Interior she oversees the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
Baca has a master's degree in Public Administration and Finance from the University of New Mexico. She has received advanced management training at the University of Cambridge, Rice University's School of Management and Stanford's Graduate School of Business Education. Among her many honors and awards, Baca received the Distinguished Alumni in Career Achievement from the University of New Mexico in 2008. Baca held several senior positions within New Mexico state and local government, including director of Finance and Management for the City of Albuquerque, Senior Fiscal Analyst with the Legislative Finance Committee and director of the New Mexico Minority and Small-Business Development program.
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