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PHMSA Announces New Central Region Director

PHMSA has announced the appointment of David (Dave) A. Barrett as Director, Central Region for the Office of Pipeline Safety. Dave joined PHMSA in 2000 as an engineer in the Central Region office in Kansas City. During his career at PHMSA, Dave has had increasing responsibilities as a project manager, and most recently as supervisor in Central Region. Dave’s varied experience includes all aspects of regulatory compliance at the region level, with a particular focus on integrity management.

Dave is originally from the Baltimore, MD area, and graduated in 1989 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining PHMSA, Dave spent 10 years performing engineering and project management duties with Colonial Pipeline Company. As a project manager he was responsible for meeting project deliverables; including design, material acquisition, inspection, and construction.

Dave and his family enjoy outdoor activities together, and most especially Orienteering (racing across unfamiliar countryside using a map and compass).