State Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand has appointed longtime employee Scott Peterson as the agency’s new deputy director.
Peterson, a native of Montpelier in southern Stutsman County, will begin his new position May 1. He has been the Department’s wildlife resource management section leader at the Lonetree district office, located southwest of Harvey, for 22 years.
“Scott has proven his leadership abilities over the years,” Steinwand said. “I look forward to working closely with him on the issues.”
Peterson said he is humbled and honored to accept the position. “I have a deep appreciation for what the staff at the Game and Fish Department has been able to accomplish over the years, and know how hard they work to protect and maintain the resource,” he said.
Game and Fish had been without a deputy director for more than a month since Duane DeKrey, who had served in the position since January 2013, left the agency to work for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.