Walter Cruickshank

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Walter Cruickshank is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in the United States Department of the Interior. Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. These programs include leasing, plan administration, environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act analysis, resource evaluation, economic analysis and the Renewable Energy Program.

Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of BOEM upon its establishment in October 2011, Dr. Cruickshank served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the former MMS since 2002.

Cruickshank has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in minerals management from Pennsylvania State University.