Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program, U.S. Department of Defense
Since 2013, Kristin Thomasgard has served as Program Director for the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program, which links communities, land preservation, and national defense. The REPI program protects the military’s mission by preventing, removing, and mitigating restrictions to military activities through partnerships with state and local governments, land conservation organizations and other key stakeholders. To-date, REPI partnerships have conserved over 688,000 acres of land at 110 installations in 33 states. Ms. Thomasgard also serves as the federal chair for the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and the Interior. In addition, Ms. Thomasgard serves as the DoD-DOI Liaison, where she works to enhance coordination between the Departments and works with leadership to develop mutually beneficial solutions to policy or mission issues. Prior to her current role, Ms. Thomasgard worked at Army Headquarters, Training Directorate and served for 8 years in the Army National Guard. Ms. Thomasgard has a BS in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.