Jim Martin joined Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. as senior counsel in June of 2013. Prior to that Jim was most recently the Regional Administrator for EPA’s Region VIII. This position entrusted Jim with the ultimate responsibility for all federal environmental laws in six western states and in 26 Indian reservations.
Previously, Jim was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources under Governor Ritter, a Cabinet level position in which he supervised over 2,000 state employees, and has also been the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in which he managed an annual budget of over $470 million. In both capacities, he served on the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Previously, he served on the Air Quality Control Commission, as well as other boards and commissions.
Earlier in his career, Jim worked for Congressman and then Senator Tim Wirth for seven years, both in the nation’s capitol and in the state, and was involved in a number of high-profile resource and energy issues. He has also worked with NGOs and started his legal career advising four Columbia River treaty tribes on their fishing and water claims.