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.
David Barfield
Kansas Representative
Kansas Chief Engineer
Kansas Division of Water Resources
Engineering Committee

David Barfield has been a member of the Administration since 2007 when he was appointed Kansas Chief Engineer. David has worked for the Division of Water Resources, Kansas Department of Agriculture in various capacities since 1984 including 15 years leading the Division’s Interstate Water Issues technical team from 1992 to 2007. 
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.