Mitchell Leverette

LeveretteMitchell Leverette currently serves as the Chief for the Division of Solid Mineral for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Prior to this position, Mr. Leverette served as Deputy Division Chief for Solid Minerals. Mr. Leverette works in the BLM's national headquarters in Washington, DC and manages a staff of approximately 16 senior professionals.

Mr. Leverette manages 5 mineral programs within his division. They are; (1) Mining Law (gold, silver, copper, uranium, gypsum, etc.), (2) Coal, (electricity and steel), (3) Non-Energy Leasable minerals (sodium, potassium, phosphate, potash, etc.), (4) Mineral Materials (sand and gravel, rock, stone, cinders, etc.), and (5) Oil Shale and Tar Sands. These commodities are used daily in our society.

Mr. Leverette's Division operates with an annual budget of approximately $60 million dollars and over the past five years has generated over $4.5 billion in royalties, rent and bonus payments.

Mr. Leverette started his BLM career as a geologist in 1987 in the BLM California State Office. Mr. Leverette worked in this office for over 17 years working in several mineral programs and positions. Mr. Leverette started working in the Washington Headquarters 12 years ago.

Over the past 10 years, Mr. Leverette completed a number of detail assignments including BLM Budget Officer, Deputy Director for the National Operations Center and Acting State Director for the BLM Eastern States Office. Mr. Leverette is also a graduate of the Interior’s Departmental Management Program and the BLM’s Executive Preparatory Program. Mr. Leverette has been the recipient of numerous awards including the BLM’s Distinguish Service Award.

Mr. Leverette has a BS in geology from the College of Charleston (1985) and an MS in geology/geochemistry from Sul Ross State University, Alpine TX (1988).

Mr. Leverette and his wife Sylvia have been married for 24 years and have two sons, Mitchell Chase (15 yrs. old) and Matthew Hayden (12 yrs. old). The Leverette family lives in Manassas, VA.