OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that Steve Ferrell, Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, will join his staff as a policy advisor. The Governor praised Ferrell’s work in his two and a half years as head of the Game and Fish Department and said that his expertise in wildlife issues will be a great asset to the Governor’s office.
“The issues that Steve has handled as Director, coupled with his lifelong experience as a hunter, shooter and angler, put him in a perfect position to make strong decisions in this vital area,” said Governor Mead. “It is also important to me that we keep a person as talented as Steve in the state.”
“I welcome the opportunity to continue working in the Governor’s administration and look forward to being able to help out as best I can,” Ferrell said.
Under Wyoming law the process for replacing Ferrell requires that the members of the Game and Fish Commission nominate three finalists for the job. The Governor then chooses the next director. Ferrell will stay on in the job until a replacement is found. When Ferrell moves to the policy staff, he will lead efforts on endangered species and wildlife.
Ferrell was Deputy Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department before being named to head the Wyoming Game and Fish in 2008.
When Steve Ferrell joins Governor Mead’s policy staff he will be filling a vacant position, which is in line with the Governor’s effort to find the most knowledgeable staff he can but keep the size of government as small as possible.
Renny MacKay - Communications Director