U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Lakewood, Colorado 80228
February 12, 2010
Contact: Leith Edgar, 303-236-4588
Matt Hogan Named Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs
of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the selection of Matt Hogan as the new Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the Mountain-Prairie Region, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.
Hogan, who previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), will assume his duties in February. For the last three years at AFWA, Hogan worked with state fish and wildlife conservation agencies to promote a unified vision for sound management and conservation of fish and wildlife.
Previous to AFWA, Hogan served in executive leadership roles in the Service as well as the Department of the Interior. He has extensive conservation experience in the NGO community developing networks and alliances to achieve conservation goals.
“Matt will bring to the Region executive level leadership, project management, change management, and communications skills,” said Steve Guertin, Regional Director of the Mountain-Prairie Region. “We look forward to Matt joining the Region's senior leadership team to help us manage not only the Migratory Birds and Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs, but also to help us advance our landscape approach to cooperative conservation.”
Hogan started his career as a legislative director and legislative assistant for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Hogan earned a bachelor’s in Political Science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York.
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