USDA Forest Service
Heidi Valetkevitch, 202-205-1134
AS DIRECTOR, NORTHEASTERN AREA, STATE AND PRIVATE
FORESTRY, FOREST SERVICE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2000 --
Kathryn P. Maloney has been named as director of
the Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry,
a unit of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Forest
Service. Maloney replaces Michael Rains who is now
the deputy chief for the State and Private Forestry
program of the Forest Service. Maloney will assume
the responsibilities of her new position early in
Im looking forward to working with
state and private forestry programs in the Northeastern
Area, and delighted to be returning to my home state
of Pennsylvania, Maloney said.
Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck said, With
her breadth of experience in both staff and management
positions, I look forward to working with Kathryn
in her new position.
Most recently, Maloney served as director for a
staff in the Forest Services Washington, D.C.,
office responsible for developing the agencys
national strategic plan required by the Government
Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) as well
as nationwide resource assessments required by the
Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning
Act (RPA). She has also served in several temporary
positions as a manager or line officer.
Maloney has worked on the Forest Service minerals
and geology staff as an economist, and for the Department
of Commerce; Freeport Minerals Company in New York
City and Washington, D.C.; and as a legislative
assistant for international trade for Senator Domenici
(New Mexico). Maloney also served as a member of
the Secretary of Agricultures Advisory Committee
for Employees with Disabilities and as a member
of the USDA Strategic Planning Team.
A native of Brooklyn, Pa., Maloney received a bachelors
degree in mineral economics from Pennsylvania State
University, and a masters degree in business
administration from George Washington University
in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with honors.
She is a member of the USDA Senior Executive Service,
the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
(formerly AIME), and a member of the Federal Executive
Institute Alumni Association.