Loretta Piñeda
Director of Reclamation Mining and Safety
A Colorado native, Loretta Piñeda has been with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) since 1981, serving as Director of the Office of Active and Inactive Mines from 2004 to 2009 and as Director of Outreach and Administration from 1998 to 2004. She worked closely on securing funding for abandoned and inactive mine reclamation, and developing partnerships with watershed groups to address water quality problems related to past mining activities. Piñeda has also been active in the National Association of Abandoned Mined Land Programs, serving at various times as the group’s president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. She also is the DRMS designee on several committees responsible for federal policy review on mining and abandoned mine reclamation.
Ms. Pineda has a BA from Colorado State University, along with program management and leadership credentials from the University of Colorado, Graduate School of Public Affairs.
March 2010 – Present – Director, Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety. Directing all program operations for the Division. Participating with members of the Mined Land Reclamation Board in planning sessions on programmatic policies which guide the agency. Works with the Governor's Office, the Department of Natural Resources management and the General Assembly to carry out the activities of the Division.
August 2009 – March 2010-- Acting Director of the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
May 2004- Present -- Director of the Office of Active and Inactive Mines --Directs and guides a staff of reclamation specialists, mine inspectors, and support personnel in accomplishing the missions of the Inactive Mine Program (IMP), and the Mine Safety and Training Program (MSTP), collectively the Office of Active and Inactive Mines (OAIM).
December 1998 – May 2004 --Director of Outreach and Administration --Strategic Planning and Fiscal Management: Directed strategic planning, budgeting, fiscal management, grant management, personnel management and coordination of the Division's outreach goals and
B.A. Technical Journalism, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
National Technical Training Program – course work in Inspection, Enforcement, Regulatory Guidelines
University of Colorado, Graduate School of Public Affairs, Management Seminar
University of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Program for Leadership --
Certificate, New York University, Government Public Affairs Coursework