Officers of the Administration
Chairman James Rizzuto Federal Representative James was appointed as the federal representative by the President in December 2014.
Vice-Chairman Randy Hayzlett Kansas Representative – Lakin, KS Administrative & Legal Committee Randy has been appointed as a Kansas representative to the administration by five Governors with the first appointment in 1990. In addition to serving on the ARCA he also serves on several water boards and committees within the State of Kansas, the most recent being the Kansas Water Authority. Randy owns and operates an irrigated farm and runs a cow/calf operation near Lakin, KS.
Recording Secretary & Treasurer Stephanie Gonzales Stephanie has been the Recording Secretary & Treasurer for the Administration since she was elected in 2004. Stephanie serves as the Interim Executive Director for the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED).
Operations Secretary Bill Tyner State of Colorado, Division of Water Resources Bill has served as a Professional Engineer employed by the State of Colorado since 1985 and by the Colorado Division of Water Resources since 1996. He became the Division Engineer in Division 2 on July 1, 2018. He previously served as Lead Engineer of the Ground Water Information Team in the Arkansas River Basin. He has also served as an expert witness in the Kansas vs. Colorado Supreme Court case. Bill received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1982.
Assistant Operations Secretary Kevin Salter State of Kansas, Division of Water Resources Elected in December 2006 and has worked for the Kansas Division of Water Resources since 1993. He serves as an Interstate Water Engineer with primary responsibilities related to the Compact. He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Nebraska. He has previous employment experience with a large agricultural processing company and with a small consulting engineering firm.
Members of the Administration
The By-Laws of the Arkansas River Compact Administration, Article I.2. provides that “Membership of the Administration shall consist of three representatives from each of the States of Colorado and Kansas, designated or appointed as provided by the Arkansas River Compact and the law of each of such States, and, if designated by the President, one representative of the United States of America.”
Rebecca Mitchell Colorado Representative CWCB Director Colorado Water Conservation Board Administrative & Legal Committee Becky joined the CWCB in 2012, and for five years served as the Section Chief for the agency’s Water Supply Planning Section before her selection as CWCB director in July of 2017. Before joining DNR, Becky worked in both the public and private sectors as a consulting engineer. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Colorado School of Mines.
Earl Lewis Kansas Representative Kansas Chief Engineer Kansas Division of Water Resources Engineering Committee Earl has dedicated his career to water resources in Kansas, including more than 20 years with the Kansas Water Office where has been serving as the director since December 2018. He began his career with KDA–DWR in 1992, and has been a licensed professional engineer since 1998. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas.
Randy Hayzlett Kansas Representative Lakin, KS Administrative & Legal Committee Randy has been appointed as a Kansas representative to the administration by five Governors with the first appointment in 1990. In addition to serving on the ARCA he also serves on several water boards and committees within the State of Kansas, the most recent being the Kansas Water Authority. Randy owns and operates an irrigated farm and runs a cow/calf operation near Lakin, KS.
Scott Brazil Colorado Representative Vineland, CO Engineering Committee Scott has been a member of the Administration since 2013 when he was appointed to the position. Scott attended the University of Southern Colorado, graduating in 1994. Scott owns and operates Brazil Farm and Cattle in Pueblo, Colorado, and has worked for Rusler Implement for over 20 years. In addition, he has served as president of the Arkansas Ground Water Users Association and on the board of the Pueblo County Farm Bureau.
Lane Malone Colorado Representative Holly, CO Operations Committee In August 2015, Lane was appointed to a four-year term by Governor John Hickenlooper to represent that portion of the Arkansas Valley in Colorado below John Martin Reservoir, also known as District 67. Lane received his degree in Agriculture Business from Lamar Community College. He returned to the Bristol area where he currently owns and operates an irrigated farming operation, manages a family seed business, and is involved in a livestock operation with his son. Lane serves on the Board of the Amity Mutual Irrigation Company, the Prowers County Fair Board, and is also a member of the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association.
Troy Dumler KS Representative Garden City, KS Operations Committee Troy Dumler is Vice President/General Manager of The Garden City Company, a landholding company in Southwest Kansas started in 1905. He graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University. After working 15 years as an Extension Agricultural Economist for K-State Research and Extension, he joined The Garden City Company in 2013. Troy currently serves on several surface water boards and is a board member of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program.