Mike L. Connor
US Army Civil Works Program
The Honorable Michael L. Connor is the assistant secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and serves as the principal advisor to the secretary of the Army on all matters related to the Army’s Civil Works Program. In this role, he establishes policy direction and supervises programs for conservation and development of the nation’s water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation, and shore protection. Prior to his confirmation, he was a partner at the WilmerHale law firm, focusing on natural resources, renewable energy development, environmental compliance, and Native American law. Previously, Mr. Connor served as the Deputy Secretary of the Interior and Chief Operating Officer; he was the first person of Native American descent to serve in that position. Mr. Connor also served as commissioner of the US Bureau of Reclamation and counsel to the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He started his career with the Department of the Interior in 1993. Mr. Connor has a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from New Mexico State University.