I recently retired from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department where I served as the Chief of the Public Affairs Division for 23 years. I have worked in natural resources agency communication and management for more than 30 years and as a management consultant for several years in private practice. As a nationally accredited member (APR) of the Public Relations Society of America I have demonstrated, through written and oral exams, expertise in and commitment to the ethical practice of communication and relationship-building in the public interest. Through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) I have had the opportunity to work on national efforts such as Federal Aid and Furbearer Outreach Multi-state Conservation Grant projects. Most recently I served as the vice-chair of the AFWA Education, Outreach and Diversity committee. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in Communication Management from Syracuse University.