On 29 October 2007, the Senate confirmed Lyle Laverty as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Prior to confirmation, Laverty served as Director of Colorado Parks. Before this position in Colorado, Laverty was employed by the U.S. Forest Service in several capacities, including Regional Forester and Associate Deputy Chief of the agency. He received a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management from Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; a master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne applauded the Senate’s confirmation saying, “Lyle Laverty has vast experience in park and natural resource management that will enable him to do an outstanding job as assistant secretary overseeing the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”


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