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About the DNR Secretary and Executive Team

Daniel Meyer, Secretary

Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer

Secretary Meyer represented the 34th district in the state assembly from 2001-2013 and was a member of the Natural Resources committee, Veterans and Military Affairs committee and served on the Joint Committee on Finance for four terms including time as vice chair of that committee in 2007 and 2011.

An avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, biking and hiking, Secretary Meyer was a strong advocate for the environment during his time in the legislature especially in the area of protecting our lakes against invasive species.

A former executive director of Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, Secretary Meyer currently resides with his family in Eagle River where he was also the mayor from 1997-2001.

Kurt Thiede, Deputy Secretary

Kurt Thiede
Kurt Thiede

Kurt Thiede was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources by Governor Scott Walker in March 2015.

Prior to that appointment, Kurt was the Division Administrator for the Land Division for four years. He began his career with the department in the Wildlife Management program as an LTE in 1999. In his time with the agency, he has served as the Wildlife Management Regulation and Policy Specialist, the DNR Liaison to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and a Customer Service and Licensing Program Supervisor for southern Wisconsin. Kurt has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Kurt and his wife Keri live in Prairie du Sac, WI with their three children, Claire, Andrew and Logan. When not working he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking and family outdoor adventures in Wisconsin's countless amazing natural places.

Ed Eberle, Assistant Deputy Secretary

Ed Eberle
Ed Eberle

Assistant Deputy Secretary Ed Eberle was appointed by Governor Scott Walker in October of 2015. Ed brings 20 years of knowledge and experience with state service in both the legislature and executive branch. Prior to this appointment, Ed was the Division Administrator of Intergovernmental Relations at the Department of Administration where he was active with local and state agencies as well as working on behalf of the Governor's Office with Wisconsin's eleven tribal governments.

Last revised: Tuesday October 03 2017