U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southeast Region News Release




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Vicki M. Boatwright or

January 21, 1997                                  Diana M. Hawkins





   U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NAMES NEW FIELD SUPERVISOR



J. "Mitch" King has been named Field Supervisor of the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Brunswick, Georgia, Ecological Services Office. King, a 20-year Service veteran, assumed the post on January 19, 1997. He transferred to Brunswick from Bozeman, Montana, where he had coordinated the Service's fish and wildlife technical assistance to seven Montana indian reservations covering 7.5 million acres. At his new post, King will be responsible for planning, directing and supervising endangered species, environmental contaminants and other ecological services programs carried out in Georgia.

King is a 1977 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in wildlife and fisheries science. He was first employed by the Service following his graduation and worked for 11 years in the agency's Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Cookville, Tennessee, ecological services offices. He later spent 2 years in Washington, D.C. and 5 years in the Service's Mountain-Prairie Regional Office in Denver, Colorado, where he served as coordinator for North American Waterfowl Management Plan activities in the Prairie Pothole region.

In taking on his new role, King says that he is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and to working proactively with landowners and the development community in the State to assure the protection of Georgia's natural resources.

King was born in Middleboro, Kentucky, but spent his childhood in Jellico, Tennessee, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He and his wife, Carla Ann, have been married 27 years and are parents of two daughters, Dusty Lyn and Jennifer Lee.

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Release #97-07


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