The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the appointment of Margaret Everson to Principal Deputy Director, the position recently vacated by Greg Sheehan.
Everson brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to her position with the Service. Most recently serving as Ducks Unlimited’s chief policy officer, Everson earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Francis College and her law degree from Vermont Law School.
Prior to her stint at DU, she served as a consultant for state agencies and as an assistant attorney general of Kentucky and general counsel for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Everson served as counselor to then-FWS Director Dale Hall from 2006 through 2008. She also worked for the Interior solicitor's office for four years.
"She is extremely familiar with the service's work and conservation mission, as well as our collaborative efforts with the states and other partners," FWS Deputy Director Jim Kurth wrote in a memo Friday.
Ms. Everson is scheduled to be a guest speaker at the SCI-sponsored Continuing Legal Education Course to be held Nov. 2.
Everson will begin her new post at the Interior Department in mid-November.