Jerri Marr named Presidential Fellow

Photo: Close-up portrait of woman, smiling, in front of American and Forest Service flags.
Jerri Marr, assistant director of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Services, Washington Office, recently began a one-year fellowship in the White House Leadership Development Program. Forest Service photo.

Jerri Marr, assistant director of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Services, Washington Office, recently began a one-year fellowship in the White House Leadership Development Program.

Marr joins 14 other fellows who will each be assigned to one of the President’s Cross-Agency Priority Goals, which are designed to make the government work more efficiently.

The goal of the leadership development and rotation program is to develop the government’s next generation of senior leaders with a focus on cross-agency management skills. Through this program, top government leaders and Senior Executive Service candidates participate in rotational assignments to gain valuable experience by working on the federal government’s highest priority, highest impact challenges that require the coordination of multiple federal agencies to succeed.

At the Washington Office, Marr serves as an expert and program authority in the planning and coordination of outdoor recreation program policies, and is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance on the national level. Prior to her assignment to the Washington Office, she served as forest supervisor for the Pike and San Isabel National Forest Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands, a unit that covers 3.5 million acres in Colorado and Kansas.

Marr started her 30-year Forest Service career immediately after high school graduation and worked a variety of jobs from public affairs specialist to forest supervisor. She received a bachelor’s of science degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management from the University of Tennessee.

In her spare time, Marr is a motivational speaker and avid photographer and enjoys traveling with her family and friends.