PORTLAND, Ore. May 27, 2004. Robert (Bob)
Szaro, Deputy Station Director at the U.S. Forest Service’s
Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, has accepted the position
of Chief Scientist
for Biology in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Va.
As Chief Scientist, Szaro will be responsible for science program
planning, budget development, policy, and program evaluation for
the Biological Resources
“Bob’s leadership in the PNW Research Station will
be missed,” said
Station Director Thomas Quigley. “We congratulate him on his promotion
and look forward to collaborating with Bob in his new capacity at the USGS.”
has been with the PNW Research Station since 2000. As Deputy Station Director
he oversaw research and development programs for a Station with
more than 500 employees and about a $55 million budget.
Before joining the
Station, he served from 1996 to 2000 as a coordinator of special
programs for developing countries with the International Union
Research Organizations in Vienna, Austria. He also was the Agricultural
Attache (forestry) for the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.
No stranger to Washington,
D.C., Szaro served in several capacities in the Forest Service’s
National Headquarters from 1989 to 1996 including Ecosystem Research
and Biodiversity Specialist, Research Budget Coordinator, Special
Assistant to the Deputy for Research on Ecosystem Management, and Special
to the Chief on the Ecological Stewardship Project.
He began his career
as a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service in Laurel, Md. He currently serves on the editorial
board for the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning. Bob, his wife Jayne,
and son Matt, will relocate to Reston, Va., in July.