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Commission Names Bobby Wilson TWRA Executive Director, Restructures Committees

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 01:24pm

 NASHVILLE --- In a special virtual online meeting Friday, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission selected Bobby Wilson as the new executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and amended its bylaws to restructure its committee framework.

Wilson was named executive director in a unanimous vote by the 13-member Commission. Originally joining the TWRA in 1979, Wilson moves into his new position on June 1 after serving as deputy executive director since September 2015. He will be replacing Ed Carter, who announced his retirement effective at the end of May.

Wilson began his TWRA career on Nov. 1, 1979 as a part-time fisheries technician. He became manager of Lake Graham in Madison County in 1980 before becoming a fisheries biologist in Region I from 1984-97. He served as assistant chief of fisheries beginning in 1997 before being named chief in the spring of 2010.

The Commission also approved amending its bylaws. The new system will include two standing committees, the audit committee and the nominating committee. The change will provide for commissioners to be appointed as points of contact by the chairman for specific Agency programs.