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Bill Kaage Named Chief of National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management

Bill Kaage has been named chief of the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. He succeeds Tom Nichols, who retired on January 31, 2014.

As the Chief, Kaage is responsible for the overall leadership, policy and program direction for the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service.

He will administer a budget that exceeds $90 million in fire and aviation funding for the Service.

Susan Stein Named Director of USDA National Agroforestry Center

Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.
 
Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through forming and leading multidisciplinary teams from across the Federal government, as well as from universities, non-governmental organizations, and State governments.
 

Sarah McCreary's next adventure

If you were wondering what Sarah McCreary is up to post-NASF, Roll Call wrote a great story about her new role at Hamburger Co., a Democratic political and media consulting firm.

As communications director, Sarah will be working on the firm's branding, message development and web strategy efforts. She was an invaluable part of the NASF team and we wish her success in her new endeavors!

New NASF Director of Forest Policy

Jake Donnay joins NASF on July 7, 2008 as Director of Forest Policy.  He will develop and implement strategies that advance the interests of state forestry agencies in the national legislative and policy arenas.

WFLC hires two new staff

The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition has filled a key vacancy and added a specialist position on staff with the hiring of Dana Coelho as its new Program Manager and Marcia Patton- Mallory as Bioenergy and Climate Change Specialist.

Harris Sherman expected to be nominated as USDA under secretary for NRE

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Harris Sherman as Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, the mission area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that oversees the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Forest Service. Sherman is the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and a member of Governor Ritter's Cabinet.

Boggus hired as director of Texas Forest Service

On February 12, Tom Boggus was officially named director of Texas Forest Service. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents announced Boggus was the sole finalist for the directorship late last month. The panel unanimously approved his hiring last week after waiting a state-mandated 21 days.

Massachusetts DCR creates new Forest Stewardship Director position

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking a Director of Forest Stewardship.

TNC forest restoration and fire program opportunity

The Nature Conservancy's North American Region seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial and outcome-oriented leader for its forest restoration and fire programs. For more information, please see Job # 12550 at www.nature.org/careers. Application deadline is November 15, 2010.

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