President Obama Announces Two AFS Members in Key Administration Positions
WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
||Donald L. Pereira – Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Dr. Donald L. Pereira, Appointee for Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Dr. Donald L. Pereira is Chief of the Section of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a position he has held since 2013. He has held various positions at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources since 1983, including Fisheries Research and Policy Manager, Fisheries Research Program Supervisor, and Senior Fisheries Research Biologist. He was a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Minnesota from 1987 to 1991. Dr. Pereira joined the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission’s Council of Lake Committees in 2007, and served as its Vice Chairman from 2011 to 2013 before becoming Chairman. He also served on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s Board of Technical Experts from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Pereira received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
||Douglas L. Stang – Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Douglas L. Stang, Appointee for Commissioner, United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Douglas L. Stang is Assistant Director for Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a position he has held since 2007. He has held multiple positions at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation since 1985, including Chief of the Bureau of Fisheries, Supervising Aquatic Biologist, and Senior Aquatic Biologist. Previously, he was a Research Associate at Iowa State University from 1982 to 1985 and a Graduate Research Assistant from 1980 to 1982. Mr. Stang began his career as Fisheries Technician at the Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries in 1978. He is a Life Member of the American Fisheries Society and served as President of its Fisheries Administration Section from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Stang received a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.S. in Fishery Biology from Iowa State University.
President Obama said, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these individuals, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”