Yesterday the board of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries appointed Bob Duncan as its new director.
This was a big departure from recent hires.
Duncan’s predecessor was Carlton Courter, a guy with an agriculture background who had been the head of the state’s ag department for a number of years. The guy before that was Bill Woodfin, who had previously been the director of the state’s Department of Waste Management .
Duncan, on the other hand, is a career wildlife professional. He’s been with the DGIF since 1978, and the chief of the DGIF’s Wildlife Division for 18 years.
We all know what happened with Woodfin. Courter, the guy they hoped could lead the agency out from under the scandal shadow, lasted just 13 months.
The question is, is Duncan the right guy to get things rolling at the agency? I think it’s a pretty good move.
Anyone care to agree? Or disagree?
And what do you see as his top priorities?