Pennsylvania Game Commission Names Deputy Executive Director
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new deputy executive director for field operations.
Richard R. Palmer, the director of the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection, will fill the post.
Palmer has worked for the Game Commission since 1991, joining as an undercover officer in the agency’s special-investigations unit, then serving as a wildlife conservation officer in Huntingdon and Perry counties.
He subsequently held positions as law-enforcement training supervisor, chief of the Bureau of Wildlife Protection’s research and development division, and training director, prior to becoming director of the Bureau of Wildlife Protection in 2007.
Palmer is expected to begin in his new role on June 7.
The position of deputy executive director for field operations became vacant earlier this year, when R. Matthew Hough was promoted to executive director.
Hough congratulated Palmer on his new position.
“Rich’s knowledge of the Game Commission’s field operations is second to none,” Hough said. “His years of hands-on experience and his strong work ethic make him a perfect fit for this position, and I very much look forward to working alongside him in the executive office.”
Palmer, too, said he looks forward to the experience.
“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted with the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth’s citizens and wildlife in this capacity, the agency has a 119-year history of amazing wildlife success stories, and our employees continue that tradition today through their dedicated work and I am proud to be part of that team,” Palmer said.
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