Conserving the Nature of America

News Release

Norton Names Matt Hogan Acting Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

March 16, 2005


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Interior Secretary Gale Norton today named Matthew J. Hogan to be acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until a new director is nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Hogan has served as the Services deputy director for the past three years. He will assume the duties of FWS Director Steve Williams, who announced his resignation last week to become president of the Wildlife Management Institute.

"Matt Hogan has played a major role in furthering the Presidents commitment to cooperative conservation through partnerships with states, tribes, local communities, conservation groups and others," Norton said. "He will provide continuity and skillful leadership to the Service during the period of transition to a new director."

Before joining the Service in 2002, Hogan, 37, spent four years as conservation policy director of the Congressional Sportsmens Foundation, serving as a liaison between the hunting, fishing and conservation communities and the Congressional Sportsmens Caucus. Prior to that, he was government affairs manager for Safari Club International and legislative director for Congressman Pete Geren of Texas.

He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1990.



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