FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2010
Scott Named New ODNR Wildlife Management Administrator
COLUMBUS, OH - Dave Scott, a 21-year veteran with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, has been named executive administrator for the department’s wildlife management programs. He replaces Dave Risley who retired in August 2009.
Scott will coordinate all aspects of the Division of Wildlife’s Wildlife Management Group’s efforts, which includes responsibility for 190,000 acres of state wildlife areas. In addition, he will supervise research, surveying and monitoring of Ohio’s native wildlife species.
Scott started with the division in 1989 as wildlife biologist at the Olentangy Wildlife Research Station in Delaware County; he served as project leader for Upland Wildlife Research from 1992-2003. Most recently he served as assistant administrator for wildlife research. His past work experience included positions with the ODNR Division of Reclamation (now the Division of Mineral Resources Management) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
He is a longtime member and current president of the Ohio Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Scott is currently a fellow in Cohort 4 of the National Conservation Leadership Institute.
Scott grew up in north-central Ohio near Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield Christian High School. He was an honors program graduate from The Ohio State University (wildlife management major) and earned a master of science degree in wildlife management from Pennsylvania State University.
He resides in Dublin with his wife, Laurie.