Appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today 2003-10: Served as assistant state director for The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, responsible for day-to-day direction and oversight of conservation programs. 1999-2003: Served as state conservation director for Ducks Unlimited in Iowa/Minnesota 1990-99: Wetland Wildlife Program Leader, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul. 1984-90: DNR wildlife manager at Shakopee, Madison and Owatonna 1982-84: DNR wildlife research biologist, St. Paul Since 2001: Adjunct instructor in College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Education: B.S. in wildlife management, University of Minnesota, 1980; M.S. in wildlife management, University of Minnesota, 1986; MBA, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2001. Personal interests: Active outdoorsman, hunter, angler, camper, canoeist. Enjoys swimming, biking and running. Participates in triathlons and citizen running events.
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