News Release

Forest Service Announces Personnel Appointments

Washington
July 3, 2008 -

U.S. Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell announced today key personnel changes within the Agency.

Dr. Deanna Stouder has been selected as the new Director of the Pacific Southwest Research Station in Albany, CA. Stouder most recently served as the Director for the Environmental Science Research staff in Washington, DC. Stouder received her Doctorate Degree in Ecology from the University of Georgia.

Jacqueline Myers has been selected as the Associate Deputy Chief for Business Operations in Washington. Jacqueline Myers has served on a term appointment as Associate Deputy Chief for Business Operations since 2005, responsible for oversight of Human Capital Management and Human Resources Business Process Re-engineering Implementation. She previously served as Deputy Regional Forester for Business Operations in Alaska.

Dr. Rob Doudrick has been selected as the Director for Resource Use Sciences in Rosslyn, VA. The Resource Use Sciences Staff provides research program oversight and leadership. Doudrick most recently served as the Ecosystem Services Research staff in Washington, DC. He also has been co-chair of working groups reporting to the White House Office of Science, Technology, and Policy and to the USDA Secretary on the Department's role in market-based Environmental Stewardship. Doudrick received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Minnesota.

"The Forest Service is fortunate to have such talented leadership to face the challenges of the future," stated Chief Kimbell. "We are confident that these superb individuals will help guide the Agency for many years to come."

A reporting date for the new assignments has yet to be determined.