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(from left) Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley, Todd Criswell, Engineering, Susan Humphrey, Regional Financial Analyst, Loyd Mitchell, Information Technology Management, and Chris Jensen, Assistant Regional Director for Budget and Administration, gather before the FOLD Civil Servant of the Year Awards and Graduation ceremony. Photo by USFWS.

(from left) Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley, Todd Criswell, Engineering, Susan Humphrey, Regional Financial Analyst, Loyd Mitchell, Information Technology Management, and Chris Jensen, Assistant Regional Director for Budget and Administration, gather before the FOLD Civil Servant of the Year Awards and Graduation ceremony. Photo by USFWS.

Regional Office Members Earn Top Honors at the
37th Annual Civil Servant of the Year Awards

Three Regional Office staff were honored at the 37th Annual Civil Servant of the Year Awards and Federal Outreach Leadership Development (FOLD) graduation: Todd Criswell, Susan Humphrey and Loyd Mitchell. Civil Engineer Todd Criswell and Information Technology Network Specialist Loyd Mitchell earned honors as Civil Servants of the Year.

Todd Criswell is a civil engineer within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has an exceptional performance record in delivering high quality infrastructure to the Service and the mentoring of other professionals. Criswell is responsible for the construction of a new LEED Certified Gold Facility at the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. He was also the project manager for construction of a new water supply delivery system that supplies all of the freshwater to the Jordan River Fish Hatchery in Michigan. In addition, he was responsible for a major renovation to the Pendills Creek Fish Hatchery headquarters office in Michigan along with the construction of a large new observation deck along the Mississippi flyway.

Loyd Mitchell is generous with his time, talent and leadership skills, both at the office and in his community. He makes a significant difference in the lives of young men by volunteering with the Boy Scouts. Mitchell is the Scout Training Chair for Dan Patch District of the Northern Star Council and is an assistant Scoutmaster. Mitchell received the 2013 Pioneer Award and 2011 Dan Patch Scoutmaster of the Year award. In addition to 20 years of Scout volunteering, he is a member of the Eelpout Stringers Bluegrass Band. The band has donated their time and talents at many charity events. At work, Mitchell volunteers on the Regional Social Committee organizing social events for employees.

Financial Analyst Susan Humphrey was also recognized as a graduate of the Class of 2014 from the Federal Executive Board, FOLD program.

As the lead Travel Coordinator, Sue Humphrey manages travel management policy throughout the Midwest Region. In this role, Humphrey also leads a cross-program team of travel management experts charged with implementing process efficiencies and accountability through the Concur Travel Authorization and Vouchering System. She also manages the Region’s charge card program and has spearheaded alternate commuting options for employees throughout the Twin Cities. Humphrey has received numerous awards within the Service and is a recipient of the Twin Cities “Metro Transit Commuter Solutions Leader” award. She is also a community leader in her hometown of River Falls, Wisconsin, through her tireless work in mentoring youth and providing counseling/assistance.

The FOLD program is designed to develop the highest caliber of future federal executive leaders and to address projected leadership vacancies brought on by retirements. The program is unique in that it is designed for federal participants government-wide. These future leaders interacted with local executives, visited local agencies, worked in groups, refined writing and speaking skills, and shared information exploring unique challenges faced and addressed by federal leaders in Minnesota. The program is self-managed and participant driven.

The program limits itself to 20 students selected to participate in a mixture of classroom activity including: self-assessment, shared book reading discussions, leadership activities, public speaking and writing skills workshops, and federal, state, local, and military departmental visits.

By Larry Dean
Regional Office - External Affairs
 
 

Staff from Regional Information Technology Management were also recognized for installation of IT Services for the Federal Executive Board's recent move to the Bishop Henry Whipple Building, Fort Snelling, Minnesota (from left) Alyssa Bryan, Assistant Director for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota; Joseph Schmitt, Executive Director for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota; Regional Director Tom Melius; Loyd Mitchell, Information and Technology Management; and Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley. Photo by USFWS.

Staff from Regional Information Technology Management were also recognized for installation of IT Services for the Federal Executive Board's recent move to the Bishop Henry Whipple Building, Fort Snelling, Minnesota (from left) Alyssa Bryan, Assistant Director for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota; Joseph Schmitt, Executive Director for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota; Regional Director Tom Melius; Loyd Mitchell, Information and Technology Management; and Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley. Photo by USFWS.

Regional Financial Analyst Susan Humphrey receives graduation honors for Fold Class of 2014. Photo by USFWS.

Regional Financial Analyst Susan Humphrey receives graduation honors for Fold Class of 2014. Photo by USFWS.

 

Last updated: November 5, 2014