National Ocean Industries Assocation (NOIA)
Randall Luthi became President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) on March 1, 2010.
An attorney and rancher from Freedom, Wyoming, Luthi has an impressive background in government service and the private sector. Luthi most recently served as the Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) at DOI from July 2007 through January 2009. There Luthi oversaw offshore lease sales and collection and distribution to the States and Federal government of mineral revenues and royalties. He also oversaw the expansion of a renewable energy office at MMS, which manages development of wind, wave and current energy in the U.S. oceans.
Immediately before directing MMS, Luthi served as the Deputy Director of the Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Luthi has also served as an attorney at both the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he worked on natural resource damages following the Exxon Valdez accident.
In 2000, Luthi started the law firm of Luthi & Voyles, LLC, in Thayne, Wyoming, which helped pay for his working ranch which consists of a cow/calf operation and the growing of hay and barley.
Luthi’s career in the Wyoming House of Representatives began in 1995. He served as Speaker of the House in 2005 and 2006.