Jim Kenna

Retired, California State Director of Bureau of Land Management

About Jim Kenna

Jim Kenna retired as the California State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the fall of 2015 after 40 years of public service. He previously served in numerous key agency positions with BLM including State Director in Arizona, and Associate State Director for Oregon and Washington. He also served as Deputy Assistant Director for Resources and Planning and as a Budget Analyst with the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., and in a number of field management positions in Oregon and California. He started his career as a firefighter for the Forest Service in Arizona, and worked for a number of years in Price, Utah. His experience covers a broad range of collaboration including Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs), anadromous fish and desert tortoise conservation, border security, energy generation, transmission, land exchanges and public land grazing. He is also a former member of the Board for the National Community Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps).