USDA Forest Service
Joe Walsh, 202-205-1134
ANNOUNCES PERSONNEL MOVES
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2000 -- USDA
Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced recently
the selection of three top agency officials. Sally
Collins has been selected as the associate deputy
chief for national forest system; Gloria Manning
has accepted the position of associate deputy chief
of business operations, and Joel Holtrop was named
director of wildlife, fish, and rare plant watershed
and air management.
"These three individuals have outstanding
leadership experience and abilities. I look forward
to working with them in implementation of the Natural
Resource Agenda and the challenges the agency faces
as we embark on the next millennium," said
Sally Collins comes to the Washington Office from
her previous position as forest supervisor of the
Deschutes National Forest where she served since
1993. Collins holds a bachelor's degree in outdoor
recreation planning from the University of Colorado
and a master's in public administration from the
University of Wyoming. Collins has worked in the
Bureau of Land Management as a wilderness specialist
and has served in the Forest Service since 1983.
She has also served in planning on the Siuslaw,
as the minerals staff officer on the Deschutes and
later as the deputy forest supervisor, before assuming
the forest supervisor position. Collins' husband,
an oceanographer, coaches a ski team and works in
the sports industry. Their daughter is a student
at the University of New Hampshire.
Gloria Manning began her Forest Service career
as a planner for the National Forests in North Carolina
in 1979. She served as a planner and interdisciplinary
team leader at the Sumter National Forest in South
Carolina. Manning completed a tour in the appeals
and land management unit in the Washington Office.
She also served as the assistant director in State
and Private Forestry, located in the Washington
Office. Manning provided management direction for
programs such as wildlife, recreation, wilderness,
lands, minerals and timber on 35 national forests
and grasslands as deputy regional forester for resources
in the Southern Region. Manning received her bachelor
of arts degree at Florida A&M University and
a master's degree in land use planning at Florida
State University. Manning is a native of Tallahassee,
Joel Holtrop has served in the Forest Service for
over 20 years. Holtrop recently served as deputy
director of range management in the Washington Office.
Prior to deputy director of range management, he
briefly completed a tour as acting assistant director
of civil rights located also in the Washington Office.
He also served in numerous positions located throughout
the national forests prior to coming to the Washington
Office. Holtrop has a master of forestry degree
from the University of Washington and a bachelor's
degree in forestry from Michigan State University.
Holtrop is married with twin daughters who attend
high school and are sports oriented. He is a native
of Rensselaer, Ind.