Jason Olive

President-elect

Jason Olive is the Assistant Chief of Fisheries Management for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  Olive is a native of Florence, Alabama, and attended college at Mississippi State University.  He received a B.S. degree in Fisheries Management from MSU in 2002 and a M.S. degree in Fisheries Management from MSU in 2004.  He has been employed by AGFC for eight years.  Olive also worked for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for 4 years as the Northeast Mississippi Fisheries Bureau Project Manager in Tupelo.  His primary emphases in both states have been managing sport fish populations in reservoirs and sampling catfish populations in large rivers.  Olive has served as Chair and Secretary/Treasurer for the SDAFS Catfish Management Technical Committee, President of the Mississippi Chapter of the AFS, and Treasurer of the Arkansas Chapter of AFS.  He is a Certified Fisheries Professional.  He was presented with the Fisheries Conservationist of the Year Award by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation in 2010.  Olive resides in El Dorado, AR with his wife and two children.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, eating, black bass fishing, and the occasional trip to the coast to fish for redfish and tarpon.