Interior Department sees leadership shuffle

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:57 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy 

Tommy Beaudreau, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011. (Rich Clement/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — A top Interior Department official who helped oversee the restructuring of the federal agency that regulates offshore drilling following the Deepwater Horizon disaster is leaving his post.

Tommy Beaudreau, now the acting assistant secretary of Land and Minerals Management, and the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, is expected to be tapped to oversee the Interior’s budget and policy office, according to sources familiar with the move.

Beaudreau would take over the Office of Policy, Management and Budget from Rhea Suh, who has held the position since 2009. President Barack Obama late yesterday nominated Suh to be assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks...

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