The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday several internal staff promotions. two of whom are affiliated with corps projects in the Sequoyah County area.
Dean Roberts has been named Operations Project Manager for the Fort Gibson area. Roberts will oversee the operation and maintenance of five Civil Works Water Resource Projects including projects at Tenkiller, Webbers Falls, and Fort Gibson lakes, and Chouteau and Newt Graham locks and dams. Roberts began his career with Tulsa District in 1991 as a co-op student while attending Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah. Upon graduation in 1992, he became a park ranger at Tenkiller and Webbers Falls, then lead ranger at Lake Eufaula, and lake manager for Eufaula, Wister, Robert S. Kerr, and W.D. Mayo. Roberts also completed training assignments at Eufaula, Skiatook, Birch, Waurika and Crowell lakes and at the Tulsa District Office.
Jonathan Polk was named the lake manager for Fort Gibson. Polk began his career with Tulsa District as a seasonal ranger at Webbers Falls. He then transferred to Fort Gibson as a park ranger and became the lead ranger there in 2008. As lake manager, Polk will oversee the operation and maintenance of Fort Gibson Lake, and Chouteau and Newt Graham locks and dams. He is a 1986 graduate of Northeastern State University.
Lee Perry was named lake manager for the Skiatook Lake Office. Perry began his career with Tulsa District as a co-op park ranger at Oolagah Lake and served as a full time park ranger at Keystone Lake among other assignments. Perry has worked for the Tulsa District since 2005 and completed his Master of Science degree in 2007. As lake manager, Perry will oversee the operation and maintenance of Skiatook, Birch, Copan, and Hulah lakes, these projects include four water control structures and one levee in Caney, Kansas.
Allen Ryan was named Operations Project Manager and Area Manager for the Northern Area Office. Ryan has served as park ranger at Eufaula and Texoma lakes, regulatory project manager/environmental biologist, operations manager, and most recently was lake manager for Oolagah and Keystone Lakes. Ryan has worked for the Tulsa District since completing his college education in 1995. As operations project manager and area manager for the Northern Area Office, Ryan will oversee the operation and maintenance of 13 Civil Works Water Resource Projects at lakes at Oologah, Skiatook, Birch, Copan, Hulah, Keystone, Heyburn, Arcadia, Kaw, Canton, Fort Supply, Great Salt Plains, and Optima.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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