Dr. Beth C. Fleming is the director of the Regional Business Directorate for the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) and the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Fleming was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2006, where she served as the Environmental Laboratory Director at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is the civilian equivalent to the military rank of General Officer. SES leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution. Members of the SES serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees and are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the federal work force.
In her current position, Dr. Fleming serves as the principal advisor to the commander of MVD and president of the MRC. She provides executive strategic leadership and technical expertise concerning the development and execution of the approximately $1.3 billion annual budget (including civil works integration, operations, planning, and real estate) for the Division and its six districts located in St Paul, MN; Rock Island, IL; St Louis, MO; Memphis, TN; Vicksburg, MS; and New Orleans, LA. This financial responsibility encompasses the engineering, design, construction and project management for flood control, navigation, water supply, hydropower and environmental restoration programs. She also oversees the direction of the Region’s leading strategic initiatives, while monitoring and coordinating implementation. Dr. Fleming directs the MVD Business Resource, Business Management, Business Technical, Watershed, and Contracting Divisions with a total workforce of 3,500.
Previously, Dr. Fleming was the Civil Works (CW) Business Area lead. As CW Business Area lead, she was responsible for the Army’s $150M water resources program that transcends Navigation, Flood Damage Reduction, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management, and Infrastructure Reliability and Resilience.