ROCK SPRINGS —The Bureau of Land Management welcomes Jason Gay as the new district manager for the High Desert District of Wyoming. As district manager, Gay manages approximately 9.6 million acres of BLM-managed public land spanning the Kemmerer, Pinedale, Rawlins, and Rock Springs field office areas.
“Jason’s unique background and varied experience will serve him, our communities, and the bureau well in his role as district manager. We are thrilled to have him and look forward to the great work he is sure to do,” said Andrew Archuleta, state director of BLM Wyoming.
Gay is an Army veteran who brings to BLM Wyoming a diverse range of experience, including time spent in the oil and gas, engineering, research and development, investment, consulting and legal fields. Gay is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Wyoming State Bar. Jason has also served as a civilian Army employee in Crane, IN—where he led a team responsible for a diverse portfolio of conventional munitions. Most recently, Gay served as a Deputy Carbon County and Prosecuting Attorney in Rawlins, WY. His wife, Lacey, is a Lander, WY native. In addition to school-aged children in Wyoming, Gay has adult children in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
Gay graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, minoring in Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Houston with a Master of Science in Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management, and from the University of Houston Law Center with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He is an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas and an emeritus member of the Wyoming State Bar.
“It is great to be working with the High Desert District team. My family and I love living in Wyoming, and I am particularly excited to be a part of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with the BLM’s multi-use and sustained yield mission in the High Desert District,” Gay said.