Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2013

Contact: Leith Edgar 303.236.4588;


Matt Hogan Named Deputy Regional Director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Mountain-Prairie Region


Matt Hogan, Deputy Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie Region
Matt Hogan, Deputy Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie Region. Credit: USFWS

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the selection of Matt Hogan as the new Deputy Regional Director for the Mountain-Prairie Region, which is headquartered in Denver. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Hogan rejoined the Service in 2010 as the Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the Mountain-Prairie Region. In 2012, he served as the Assistant Regional Director for Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region before transitioning to Deputy Regional Director in January, 2013. His previous experience with the Service included executive leadership roles both in the Service as well as the Department of the Interior.

“Matt has brought substantial executive level leadership and project management to the Mountain-Prairie Region,” said Noreen Walsh, Regional Director of the Mountain-Prairie Region. “Over the past three years, we’ve been fortunate to have Matt as part of the Region's senior leadership team. During that time, Matt has led two programs and helped us advance our landscape approach to cooperative conservation.”

Prior to joining the Service, Hogan served as Executive Director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). For 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.  He also held senior leadership positions in the Department of Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service including Deputy Director, Acting Director and Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.  Hogan started his career working for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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