Chuck Traxler

Chuck Traxler speaks at a protect pollinators event with the U.S. Postal Service
Deputy Regional Director, Midwest Region

About Chuck Traxler

Working for the federal government for more than 20 years, Chuck Traxler is a veteran of the U.S. Army who began his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1997 as an administrative support assistant for the Midwest Region’s Ecological Services office. He became a public affairs specialist in 2002 and was named deputy assistant regional director for the Office of Communications in 2010. In 2012, he became assistant regional director for the Office of Communications, overseeing the team responsible for media relations, Congressional and tribal relations, stakeholder outreach and communications on behalf of agency programs. In the spring of 2020, Traxler was named deputy regional director.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Traxler divided his time between the suburbs and the family farm. His parents inspired his interest in the outdoors and conservation. He grew up hiking, fishing, hunting, trapping and generally enjoying the outdoors. When he couldn’t get outside, he read about the outdoors, nature and animals, encouraged by his mother, a teacher.  

Traxler graduated from the University of Minnesota where he focused on natural resources and environmental policy. He and his wife reside in Lakeville, Minnesota.