MELCHOIR TAPPED AS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNIT SUPERVISOR|
LANSING--Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Division Chief Rebecca Humphries today announced
Penney Melchoir is the new Wildlife Management Unit
Supervisor in the Northwest Management Unit, effective April
Melchoir will replace Raymond Perez, who retired in January
2002. The Management Unit Supervisor has primary
responsibility for the supervision, direction, and
administration of all Wildlife Division activities in the
Northwest Management Unit.
"Penney Melchoir brings to this critical position a wide
array of knowledge and a remarkable record of leadership,"
Humphries said. "We are pleased to have someone with her
experience and dedication, and we look forward to working
with her in this new capacity."
Melchoir received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and
Wildlife Management from Michigan State University in 1987.
She began working for the Division as a short-term worker
and was hired as a Wildlife Technician in 1988 at the Holly
Recreation Area. In 1990, she was promoted to Wildlife
Biologist and served as the Farm Urban Biologist Specialist
until 1995. During this time, she was also assigned as a
Special Assistant to the Deputy Director. Next, Melchoir was
appointed in 1995 to the Wildlife Division Federal Aid
Coordinator and Public Lands Specialist position. Her most
recent assignment was that of the Assistant Field
Coordinator, which began in 1998.