Jim Steward assumed duties as Deputy Director of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) on September 1, 2015. As ONRR's Deputy Director, Mr. Steward provides management and direction for all ONRR processes to ensure the efficient, timely, and accurate collection and disbursement of energy and mineral leasing revenue due to Indian Tribes and allottees, States, and the U.S. Treasury.
Mr. Steward has over 31 years of Federal Government experience. He joined the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2004, after serving 17 years with the Department of Energy at the Rocky Flats nuclear facility in Colorado.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, he was the Program Director for Financial and Production Management, overseeing the production verification function and managing the financial organization responsible for collecting, accounting for, and disbursing Federal and American Indian mineral lease revenues to various Federal, state and American Indian accounts. Prior to that, he served as ONRR’s Program Director for Asset Management. Mr. Steward was selected to the DOI’s Senior Executive Service (SES) in January 2008.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Mr. Steward earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and his Master of Business Administration.