U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Washington, DC 20240
About Bryan Arroyo
Bryan Arroyo serves as the Deputy Director of Operations. In this capacity, Bryan oversees the day-to-day operations of the Service, including providing executive direction through the Regional Directors, Native American programs, Diversity and Inclusion, and the National Conservation Training Center.
Bryan most recently served as Deputy Director in the Department’s Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance where he provided leadership and guidance on the utilization and conservation of natural, cultural and historical resources. Before being elevated to the Department, Bryan led the Service’s International Affairs program as Assistant Director where he oversaw the Service’s efforts to implement international wildlife conservation and trade agreements, and to provide training and financial assistance to support wildlife conservation
initiatives across the globe.
Bryan’s diverse experience with the Service includes assignments at field, regional, and headquarters levels. He served as the Service’s Assistant Director for Fisheries for three years, as well as Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director for the Endangered Species program. From 1998 to 2006, he was the Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services in the Service’s Southwest Region.
With over 30 years of experience, Bryan has served at field, regional and national offices of the Service. Prior assignments include a 1990 appointment as a student trainee with the Service’s field office in Arlington, Texas. After completing his graduate degree in 1991, he was appointed to a full time permanent position in that office and then transferred to the Service’s field office in Austin, Texas. In 1994, he transferred to the Service’s headquarters office in Arlington, Virginia. He has served on special assignments as Field Supervisor in Panama City, Florida and as Deputy Regional Director in Region 3.
In May 2006, he received certification for the Department of the Interior’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. As part of the program, he completed developmental assignments with the National Association of Home Builders and the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, DC. He also completed Harvard University’s Senior Executive Fellows program.
Born in New York City and raised in his parent’s native Puerto Rico, Bryan attended the public school system in Puerto Rico, graduating from Ponce High School in 1982. He attended Catholic University of Puerto Rico and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in biology. In 1991, he earned a master’s degree in science with a major in zoology from the University of Arkansas. He is married and has two daughters. Bryan is an outdoor enthusiast and particularly enjoys fishing, hiking, and nature photography.