BILLINGS, Mont – Reclamation has announced the selection of Brian Hollis to fill a vacant Deputy Regional Director position for the Missouri Basin & Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas Gulf Region, headquartered in Billings, MT.
“Brian brings a wealth of technical, managerial, and leadership experience in the areas of water and power management,” said Missouri Basin Regional Director, Brent Esplin. “With more than 21 years working on engineering challenges in Reclamation, Brian has the technical proficiency and operational knowledge to help navigate the complex construction and water supply challenges Reclamation faces in the 21st century.”
Prior to accepting this position, Hollis served successfully as the Supervisory Civil Engineer/Resident Engineer for the construction engineering group in the Columbia-Pacific Northwest (CPN) Region facilitating construction for the Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Project.
Before going to the CPN Region, Hollis also served as a Construction Liaison at the Technical Service Center for four years specializing in Dam Safety projects, rewind and turbine overhauls, concrete, and coating construction projects. He has also served as the Regional Construction Engineer for the Missouri Basin (formerly Great Plains) Region and served as the on-site COR/RE for several Dam Safety construction projects throughout the Region.
Hollis was raised in Northwest Montana in the Flathead Valley and attended Montana State University – Northern in Havre, MT where he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Design Drafting, then attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Hollis is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Montana.