For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye or Michael Kearns
Thursday, June 25, 2009 (202) 347-6900
NOIA Congratulates Secretary Salazar on Appointment of Liz Birnbaum as MMS Director
NOIA offers its congratulations to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on his appointment of Liz Birnbaum to serve as the Director of the Department’s Minerals Management Service.
“I have known Liz Birnbaum for many years and worked with her in a number of capacities,” said NOIA President Tom Fry, himself a former Director of MMS.
“I believe that Liz’s experience on a wide range of different natural resources issues will be valuable to the tremendously important work of the Minerals Management Service.”
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises more than 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.