Abigail Ross Hopper chosen as director of BOEM

The US Department of the Interior has appointed Abigail Ross Hopper as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development of conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the Outer Continental...

By Ritesh Gupta

Hopper currently serves as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration and will assume her new position on January 5, 2015, as the second director in BOEM’s history.

Hopper will take the helm from Acting Director Dr. Walter Cruickshank, who has been serving since former Director Tommy Beaudreau became Chief of Staff to Secretary Jewell in May 2014.