Andrew D. Dehoff, P.E.
Dehoff began his career with the Commission as an engineering intern in 1993. His first projects involved estimating consumptive water usage in the Basin and designing hydrologic computer models to evaluate the use of water storage to supplement streamflow during droughts. That work, along with serving as the Commission’s point person for the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System, paved the way for him to become the first manager of the Commission’s Planning and Operations program, a position he held from 2007 through 2010. As manager of that program, Dehoff oversaw the collection and analysis of water use data, provided technical and hydrologic support to other Commission programs, and managed staff engaged in flood and drought preparedness activities.
In 2010, Dehoff became manager of the Commission’s permit review program, during a period that saw heavy activity from natural gas extraction and hydroelectric dam relicensing. Focused regulatory efforts during this time entailed the review of applications and formulation of recommendations and policies related to proposed surface and ground water withdrawals and the consumptive use of water by industries, power generation facilities and the natural gas industry.
Dehoff was appointed Executive Director in September of 2013. His first action was to restructure the management team to increase efficiency and reduce operational expenses. Along with the Commissioners, the new team is dedicated to revisiting past practices, policies, and regulations to ensure the Commission is fulfilling its mission of responsible stewardship and excellent public service.
Dehoff holds a B.S. and M.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and has been a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania since 2001.