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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.

Ed Eberle, Deputy Secretary

Ed Eberle
Ed Eberle

Deputy Secretary Ed Eberle was originally appointed by Governor Scott Walker as Assistant Deputy Secretary 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.






Pat Stevens, Assistant Deputy Secretary

Pat Stevens
Pat Stevens

Prior to joining the DNR in 2011, he worked as general counsel for the Wisconsin Builders Association, counsel for the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and environmental policy director for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. In these roles, he frequently collaborated with DNR staff and others on the development of DNR rules and other environmental issues.

In other experience, Stevens served as an Assistant Attorney General in North Dakota from 1988-92, working with the Natural Resources and Indian Affairs Division and Tax Commissioner's Office. He holds a BA in Business Management from Arizona State University and a law degree from the University Of North Dakota School Of Law.

Last revised: Wednesday April 11 2018