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Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Dylan Fuge

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Deputy Cabinet Secretary – Dylan Fuge

Dylan Fuge was appointed  Deputy Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department in December 2023, after serving as Director of the agency’s Oil Conservation Division. Prior to becoming the OCD Director, Mr. Fuge was EMNRD’s General Counsel.  Mr. Fuge is a natural resources and public lands attorney with 15+ years of experience in both the private and public sectors advising clients on complex natural resources and regulatory issues.

Mr. Fuge joined the Department from T-Mobile, where he was responsible for providing nationwide local permitting and advocacy support for the Company’s cell site development efforts. Before that, Mr. Fuge spent six years at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., where he served as Counselor to Director of the Bureau of Land Management and as an Attorney Advisor in the Office Solicitor. His Interior portfolio included oil and gas development and oversight, renewable energy project development, and land use planning and general public lands management. Mr. Fuge began his career in private practice advising clients on complex environmental regulatory issues at Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. and Robinson & Cole in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mr. Fuge holds degrees in Geology and Studies in the Environment from Yale University and earned his Law Degree and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University. Mr. Fuge grew up in Santa Fe and his parents still live here. He is the proud father of two daughters. In their free time, his family enjoys traveling, skiing, and the great outdoors.

Dylan Fuge, Deputy Secretary,