FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2009
Barna to Lead Lake Erie Enforcement Unit
COLUMBUS, OH – Gino Barna, 49, of Port Clinton, has been named supervisor for the Lake Erie Law Enforcement Unit of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Barna replaces Kevin Ramsey, who retired in September of 2009.
Most recently, Barna served as wildlife officer supervisor for northwest Ohio. He joined ODNR in 1980 as an intern for the Division of Watercraft. He began work with the Division of Wildlife in 1983 as a wildlife investigator and was promoted to field supervisor in 1993. In 1985, he was named Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year.
“We are pleased to promote Gino Barna to oversee our Lake Erie law enforcement efforts,” said David M. Graham, chief of the Division of Wildlife. “Gino’s experience will be an asset and we know he will continue to do a fine job for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.”
In his new position, Barna will oversee eight wildlife investigators with the primary responsibility to enforce commercial and sport fishing regulations on Lake Erie.
Barna is a graduate of Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio and Muskingum Area Technical College, Zanesville. He and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Melanie and Madisen and a son, Bart.