U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service senior appointments

Nigel Allen ae446 at Freenet.carleton.ca
Tue May 18 21:09:37 EST 1993

Here is a press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

 President Clinton Selects Mollie Beattie as Director, Ken Smith as
Deputy Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 To: National Desk, Environmental Writers
 Contact: Bob Walker of the Department of the Interior, 202-208-6416

   WASHINGTON, May 18   -- President Bill Clinton today 
announced his intention to nominate Mollie Beattie, a veteran
state natural resources official from Vermont, to be director of
the Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
   The president also appointed Kenneth Lee Smith, who served
as environmental policy advisor to Clinton when he was governor of
Arkansas, to be deputy director of FWS.
   The appointment of Beattie, subject to confirmation by the U.S.
Senate, will make her the first woman to serve as FWS director.
   "Mollie Beattie and Kenneth Smith will provide the dynamic and
innovative leadership America needs for the endangered species
program, for the management of 487 national wildlife refuges, and
for the many other responsibilities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service," said Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.  "These are
individuals with outstanding achievements in the management of
natural resources.  Together, they provide extraordinary breadth
and depth of experience."
   Beattie currently is executive director of The Richard A.
Snelling Center for Government in Vermont.  She was deputy
secretary for Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources, 1989-90;
commissioner for the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation,
1985-89, and program director and lands manager for the nonprofit
Windham Foundation, 1983-85.  She earned a BA in Philosophy from
Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y. 1968; MS in forestry from the
University of Vermont, 1979, and MPA from the Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard, 1991.
   Smith served as special assistant for Natural and Cultural
Resources for four years under then-Gov. Clinton.  He was chief
of research for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, 1981-89,
and program coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Little Rock,
1978-80.  He earned a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Southern
Arkansas University, 1974, and an MS in Biology from Arkansas State
University, 1977.
   FWS has close to 9,000 employees and a proposed 1994 budget of
$1.2 billion.  The agency's mission is to conserve, protect and
enhance fish, wildlife and their habitats.

Nigel Allen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  ae446 at freenet.carleton.ca

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